Social Media and the Semantic Web

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Social Media and the Semantic Web

  1. 1. Social media and the semantic web John breslin
  2. 2. Me In brief • Lecturer in engineering and informatics • Researching the semantic web at deri • Co-founder of boards.ie ltd. • Advisor to various social media companies image from tinyurl.com/orionw
  3. 3. Me in full johnBreslin.org Johnbreslin.com Twitter.com/ johnbreslin
  4. 4. Social media is exploding! image from tinyurl.com/nuketest
  5. 5. • .61 = social networks • .11 = forums • .11 = UG content sites, e.g. UrbanDictionary.com • .10 = UG marketplaces, e.g. Craigslist.org • .03 = Blogs • .01 = UG reviews, e.g. ApartmentRatings.com • .01 = Wikis • .02 = Other Text from tinyurl.com/briscougc
  6. 6. Sites go up... image from tinyurl.com/rocket15
  7. 7. Facebook and twitter
  8. 8. ...and sites come down image from tinyurl.com/elhell
  9. 9. bebo
  10. 10. Boom!
  11. 11. Survey of bloggers by technorati
  12. 12. Social media sites are like data silos image from pidgintech.com
  13. 13. Many isolated communities of users and their data image from pidgintech.com
  14. 14. Need ways to connect these islands image from pidgintech.com
  15. 15. Allowing users to easily move from one to another image from pidgintech.com
  16. 16. Enabling users to easily bring their data with them image from pidgintech.com
  17. 17. Semantics
  18. 18. image from tinyurl.com/notderry
  19. 19. Sioc, Pronounced shock image from tinyurl.com/siocshock
  20. 20. Sioc in drupal 7 • Drupal 6 is used by whitehouse.gov, warnerbrosrecords.com, onion.com... • Alpha (test) version of drupal 7 released in january • Full version expected in mid-april
  21. 21. Semantic search
  22. 22. semtweet
  23. 23. Stuff that looks exciting image from tinyurl.com/fireflames
  24. 24. igranddad image from apple.com
  25. 25. Augmented reality minus hype image from tinyurl.com/arwiki
  26. 26. Everywhere Real-time streams image from sonyericsson.com
  27. 27. unwalled gardens
  28. 28. image from tinyurl.com/starshiptr
  29. 29. My new book now at amazon.com
  30. 30. I blog/interact at Socialmedia.net Feel free to ask me any questions

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