It’s that time of the week again. All week we’ve been keeping an eye on the most interesting semantic web developments and announcements, and here’s a selection of a few that caught our eye. We hope you enjoy them and please do let us know your thoughts in the comment box below.
Commemities: Analytics in the Age of Web 2.0, Huffington Post
David Nordfors imagines a future where semantic analysis of social networking data makes the customer survey a thing of the past.
Mark Suster makes some very interesting observations on the impact that Twitter is likely to have on ‘object communications’. “He says 15 years ago when many of us first started discussing the future of the web, the smartest future thinkers about where this would all go would say that people interacting with websites would just scratch the surface of the power of the Internet.
“When machines can talk with others machines you will have a truly powerful Internet. Of course we know that this is already happening as web services are now driving significant portions of the Internet and people are driving toward a future Semantic Web.”
Writing for .NET, Craig Grannell reports on the online debate that followed the author of the HTML5 specification to ditch the <time> element on the grounds that it had failed to gain traction among developers. It’s an interesting argument. “Several prominent advocates are rallying against the change, although Lawson said he has “little hope” Hickson will change his mind. And Stephanie Rewis commented that she was so frustrated with the change that it “nearly made [her] want to give up on teaching and using HTML5″, because semantics matter, but this decision seems counter to that.”