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Short Film: Is the Semantic Web the Future of the Internet and will it be called Web 3.0?

If you’re a geek or manage a web based startup or a web developer/programmer or have an internet related business I think you should watch the video below. Ok, I think everyone should watch the video below. What is the video? It’s a short film by Kate Ray called Web 3.0. Kate Ray is a recently graduated Journalism/Psychology student from NYU called Web 3.0.

The video includes some of the pioneers of the internet and leaders who are shaping the future of the Internet. Some will call it Web 3.0 others the Semantic Web. Regardless the internet is changing and the question is will you be ready for it?

If you’re asking what is the Semantic Web, according to Wikipedia:

The Semantic Web is an evolving development of the World Wide Web in which the meaning (semantics) of information and services on the web is defined, making it possible for the web to “understand” and satisfy the requests of people and machines to use the web content.[1][2] It derives from World Wide Web Consortium director Sir Tim Berners-Lee’s vision of the Web as a universal medium for data, information, and knowledge exchange.


Enough text, check out the Web 3.0 video below.

My favorite quote from the video is near the end where Tim Berners-Lee says “It’s a platform…… the idea of it is that it’s not to promote one particular application”.

[Tip to Mitch Joel]

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