Extrapolating principles: Ton Zylstra on the social object:
“ In general you could say that both Flickr and del.icio.us work in a triangle: person, picture/ bookmark, and tag(s). Or more abstract a person, an object of sociality , and some descriptor...” (Zylstra in Second Life, 2007) - http:// www.zylstra.org , 2006 (emphases added)
“ [S]tudents… write words on paper, yes— but… also compose words and images and create audio files on Web logs (blogs), in word processors, with video editors and Web editors and in e-mail and on presentation software and in instant messaging and on listservs and on bulletin boards—and no doubt in whatever genre will emerge in the next ten minutes.
Note that no one is making anyone do any of this writing .”
Kathleen Blake Yancey, "Made Not Only in Words: Composition in a New Key." CCC 56.2 (2004):297-328. Emphasis added.
Ultimately, Reuters' news is the raw material for analysis and application by investors and downstream news organizations. Adding metadata to make that job of analysis easier for those building additional value on top of your product is a really interesting way to view the publishing opportunity. If you don't think of what you produce as the "final product" but rather as a step in an information pipeline, what do you do differently to add value for downstream consumers? In Reuters' case, Devin thinks you add hooks to make your information more programmable.
II. Web 3.0? “ Ultimately, Reuters' news is the raw material for analysis and application by investors and downstream news organizations. Adding metadata to make that job of analysis easier for those building additional value on top of your product is a really interesting way to view the publishing opportunity. If you don't think of what you produce as the "final product" but rather as a step in an information pipeline, what do you do differently to add value for downstream consumers? In Reuters' case, Devin thinks you add hooks to make your information more programmable.” Tim O’Reilly, February 2008 http://radar.oreilly.com/archives/2008/02/reuters-ceo-sees-semantic-web.html
“ I called this graph the Semantic Web, but maybe it should have been Giant Global Graph! Any worse than WWWW? ;-)... So, if only we could express these relationships, such as my social graph, in a way that is above the level of documents, then we would get re-use. That's just what the graph does for us. We have the technology -- it is Semantic Web technology, starting with RDF OWL and SPARQL. Not magic bullets, but the tools which allow us to break free of the document layer. If a social network site uses a common format for expressing that I know Dan Brickley, then any other site or program (when access is allowed) can use that information to give me a better service. Un-manacled to specific documents.” CSAIL post, November 2007 http://dig.csail.mit.edu/breadcrumbs/node/215
[Eric Schmidt]: Web 3.0 would ultimately be seen as applications that are pieced together [and that share] a number of characteristics: the applications are relatively small; the data is in the cloud; the applications can run on any device - PC or mobile phone; the applications are very fast and they're very customizable; and furthermore the applications are distributed essentially virally, literally by social networks, by email. You won't go to the store and purchase them. ... That's a very different application model than we've ever seen in computing... Transcribed by Nicholas Carr, August 2007 http://www.roughtype.com/archives/2007/08/what_is_web_30.php
“ Gartner analysts are avoiding the temptation to give a new label to the latest technologies such as virtual worlds and the semantic Web, saying they’re not providing the same kind of fundamental change as blogs, wikis and social networking tools. “ It’s not going to be another era like Web 2.0,” Phifer said. “However, there will be some very interesting innovative things coming out. If you’re in love with numbering schemes, maybe it’s Web 2.1.”” November 2007, http://www.networkworld.com/news/2007/092107-gartner-web-20.html
“Video games… situate meaning in a multimodal space through embodied experiences to solve problems and reflect on the intricacies of the design of imagined worlds and the design of both real and imagined social relationships and identities in the modern world.”
“… within games, there are in fact multitudes of literacy practices – games are full of text, she asserted, to say nothing of the entirely text-based fandom communities online that take place in forums, blogs and social networks.”
FuturePlay 2007, Toronto
Quoted in http://www.gamasutra.com/php-bin/news_index.php?story =16264
IV. Fear the fear The Times, May 2008 http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/uk/article3902726.ece Reg, http://www.reghardware.co.uk/2008/05/02/nsw_police_mp3_poster/ Snopes, http://www.snopes.com/science/cookegg.asp