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What is Web 3.0? Semantic Web & other Web 3.0 Concepts Explained in Plain English

Web 3.0 will be about semantic web, personalization (e.g. iGoogle), intelligent search and behavioral advertising among other things. This slide neatly sums up the main differences between Web 1.0, Web 2.0 and Web 3.0. Web 1.0 – That Geocities & Hotmail era was all about read-only content and static HTML websites. People preferred navigating the web through link directories of Yahoo! and dmoz. Web 2.0 – This is about user-generated content and the read-write web. Web 3.0 – This will be about semantic web (or the meaning of data), personalization (e.g. iGoogle), intelligent search and behavioral advertising among other things. If that sounds confusing, check out some of these excellent presentations that help you understand Web 3.0 in simple English.

MINDSPACE Behavioural Economics Update: Professor Cass Sunstein, co-author of Nudge: Improving Decisions about Health, Wealth, and Happiness, will speak at the Institute for Government on 22 March 2013. Background New insights from science and behaviour change could lead to significantly improved outcomes, and at a lower cost, than the way many conventional policy tools are used. MINDSPACE: Influencing behaviour through public policy was published by the Institute for Government and the Cabinet Office on 2 March 2010. The report explores how behaviour change theory can help meet current policy challenges, such as how to: reduce crime tackle obesity ensure environmental sustainability. Today's policy makers are in the business of influencing behaviour - they need to understand the effects their policies may be having. Blogs MINDSPACE grows up – behavioural economics in government Reaction "brilliant" - Sir Gus O'Donnell, Cabinet Secretary "this is the best report of its kind - it is reflective and practical at the same time.

Web 2.0 is so over. Welcome to Web 3.0 - Jan. 8, 2009 (Fortune Magazine) -- Financially speaking, Web 2.0 has been a total bust. Social-networking companies such as MySpace and Facebook have loyal fan bases, but they're not exactly minting money. MySpace's projected $600 million revenue in 2008 falls far short of parent News Corp.'s (NWS, Fortune 500) billion-dollar sales target for the site. Messaging service Twitter has no business model. Video-sharing site YouTube was the only big sale; Google paid $1.65 billion for it two years ago but still hasn't figured out how to make much money off it. Social media's champions hoped 2008 would be a watershed year for Web 2.0. One reason is that the economic climate for today's web startups is a lot chillier than it was during the first dot-com frenzy. Not that being bought is a panacea for social-networking firms. Fact is, when you're looking at photos from last night's holiday party on Facebook, you're probably ignoring that teeth-whitening ad.

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July 2012 Looking at this Datameer infographic, posted by GigaOm’s Derrick Harris: Who’s connected to whom in Hadoop world, I was trying to remember if I had ever seen such a neat, balanced ecosystem map. With 20 years in the software industry, I have seen my share of vendor ecosystems, and more often than not, participated into them as a partner, since I have always worked for small(er) vendors. Some ISV partner programs were really good (Powersoft’s CODE partner immediately comes to mind), some were designed to pretend as if partners mattered – for example when time came to sell sponsorships to an annual conference. All these partner programs had one common point: they were host-vendor-centric: they were designed to revolve around the primary vendor, for which complementary technology was available. The typical graphical representation would be concentric circles, with the primary vendor in the center. Enters open source – and one specific open source project that changes it all: Hadoop. Yves

Semantic Web I have an idea that I think is very important but I haven’t yet polished to the point where I’m comfortable sharing it. I’m going to share it anyway, unpolished, because I think it’s that useful. So here I am, handing you a dull, gray stone, and I’m saying there’s a diamond inside. Maybe even a dilithium crystal. The problem I’m trying to solve is at the core of decentralized (or loosely-coupled) systems. RDF offers a solution to this, but it turns out to be pretty hard to put into practice. Consider two on-the-web temperature sensors: The careful human reader will immediately wonder whether these temperatures are in Celcius or Fahrenheit, or if maybe the first is in Celcius and the second Fahrenheit. Here’s the first sketch of my solution: I know it looks ugly, but now it’s clear that both readings are in Fahrenheit. My proposal is that much like some data-consuming systems do schema validation now, GrowJSON data-consuming systems would actually look for that exact definition string. No.

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The Manager's Role in Agile What role does management play in the agile world of self-organizing teams? What is the function of managers in this new world? What does an agile organization need from its management team? Where should the agile manager focus their efforts for greatest benefit? In a general sense, an agile manager is responsible for the “gray area” surrounding agile teams and throughout the organization. This gray area can be divided into three large categories: managing teams, managing investments, and managing the organization’s environment. Managing Teams Agile team management Resource management Performance managementManaging Investments Managing through metrics and reporting Agile portfolio managementManaging the Environment Internal partner management Supplier managemend and outsourcingMeta-Competency Organizational change Perhaps unsurprisingly, the competencies are not revolutionary. Managing Teams: Self Organization Meets Leadership Intelligence Agile Team Management Resource Management

French Election Watchers Protest Information Ban on Twitter With the thousands of references to "flan," "tomato" and the weather in Budapest, Hungary, that took place on French social media over the weekend, one might think France was overcome with excitement about a cooking expo in Central Europe. The truth? French election watchers were using code words to report early voting results in the country's presidential election, bypassing a national law that bans disclosing results before 8 p.m. on election days, according to The New York Times. Many Twitter users considered the online reporting an act of protest against the blackout law. #RadioLondres “@aurelmondon: In French Island Saint Pierre & Miquelon #Sarkozy (23%) is behind Hollande (30%) and #MELENCHON (24%)”— Fabien (@Menilmuche) April 22, 2012 Le Flan est périmé , je répète , le flan est périmé #radiolondres— Le chêne 90 (@Lechene90) April 23, 2012 The results came from media outlets outside France, who are outside the jurisdiction of French law. Image courtesy of the Government of France

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