Wednesday, February 7, 2007

Webbin' the next level..

This is so goddamn confusin'. NY Times, puts up an article on the advent of Web 3.0 (yet another zingo term), about how its gonna concentrate on core Computer Science concepts like Data Minin', AI, Natural Language Processin' and the like. Integrating Data, and not just Text Integration. Wow, sounds cool.. But is it takin' it a bit too far too soon. Came across a couple of blogs and they just kinda killed the article..

I'll keep on tryin' till eternity.. ;)


Well, nothin' of that sort though here, coz I do find it interestin'. But then, something somewhere tickles in this systema nervosum periphericerum (read my screwed up brain cells) of mine yet again.. I was wonderin' about the concept of social networkin' sites (read time killers) which are growin' by the day. Sometime back I did pull up a blog on Monetizin' Web which was all about where is the money gonna come from. However, this is another day.. analyze this - Is Web 2.0 paving a way to bigger things than just immediate revenues? Is it a 'oh so cool' way of makin' up a huge Knowledge base of vital information.. information of sorts which is not available on the net otherwise (com'on who'd know what my fav flicks are?)..As of today, Orkut has 42,614,553 members.. Imagine the plethora of information associated with it.. phew!

The so called Web 3.0 talks 'bout semantic analysis of information - which in terms of search-on-the-web would mean answerin' queries like 'which movie should i watch on the weekend' or 'i earn $XXXXX and work at Sweet Alabama.. Lookin' for a house on rent'.. MetaWeb as a few folks have termed this kind of information, which is a couple of notches above MetaData. Have a semantic engine runnin' on top of the information available, and have the best of your Natural Language Processors runnin' on it. You never know whats possible.. Check out Cycorp Inc, an Austin based firm on this..

Moroever, its not just the rate at which these time killers are comin' up, but one needs to also check out the rate at which they are acquired. Flickr-Yahoo, Orkut-Google and I believe a whole lot of movie networkin' sites like Flixster probably providin' data to folks like Amazon..

Am I readin' too much into it? Yeah.. I guess so!

3 comments:

amol said...

Well we are already burdened with too much of web... I think something has to be done about trying to make websites that restrict your time spending on web.... I r'ber someobe tell me www is world wide waste.......

Paranoid.. said...

well.. I guess I can take the liberty of callin' that someone as a *#*@. anyways..well, the drive that is behind this entire concept eventually is to reduce the time being spent to retrieve the info..

amol said...

Check this link... I am not sure whether youhave checked this service... phew some innovators and thinkers these....

http://www.economist.com/business/displaystory.cfm?story_id=8670279