recentpopularlog in

robertogreco : metaweb   3

Technology - Alexis Madrigal - Inside Google's Plan to Build a Catalog of Every Single Thing, Ever - The Atlantic
"The edge between the two nouns contains meaning and that makes all the difference." "After five long years, they had 12 million objects in the database. And they were purchased by Google. In the first year after the acquisition, they had 25 million things. What did Google bring to the acquisition, aside from money? Data, of course, of a very specific kind. Before, they were just guessing at what people might want to know (cheese, rivers, highways, etc). With Google's search data, they *know* what users are after, so they can go about finding and making that information available. With Google's help, their database has grown rapidly to over 500 million items objects." "what is most significant to Giannandrea is that "we're taking a baby step in teaching all our computers at Google something about our human world.""
Alexis_Madrigal  2012  Google  search  Knowledge_Graph  metadata  Metaweb  via:Preoccupations 
june 2012 by robertogreco
Freebase: an open, shared database of the world's knowledge
"an open database of the world’s information. It’s built by the community and for the community – free for anyone to query, contribute to, build applications on top of, or integrate into their websites."
database  opensource  web2.0  data  search  knowledge  opencontent  wisdomofcrowds  wikipedia  wiki  metaweb  datamining  databases  creativecommons  crowdsourcing  opendata 
june 2008 by robertogreco
ShiftSpace | An Open Source layer above any webpage
"Having wandered for years in an owner-centric Cyberspace, where do we turn for online public spaces? ShiftSpace (.org) seeks to provide a new town-square built above the existing privatized hyper-mall of information that is the World Wide Web. We are bui
opensource  firefox  shiftspace  web  community  social  internet  gui  collaborative  semanticweb  sharing  gamechanging  activism  socialsoftware  tagging  trails  communication  interaction  interactive  metaweb  collaboration  experience  cooperation  annotation  website  comments  extensions  browser  archive  danphiffer  browsers 
november 2007 by robertogreco

Copy this bookmark:





to read