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Semantic Web On Social Platforms

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Let's get together for a round table discussion about recent service changes/enhancements facebook and twitter changes that have relevance to Semantics on the Web. For example facebook is moving towards some for of RDFa support with their OpenGraph API, twitter is introducing annotations which allows embedding of meta data. Interesting times - lets meet and discuss what these changes are, impacts and opportunities. If you wish to prepare some slides for this discussion please let me know or if you wish to lead the discussion.

I link a recent article posted by Brian Sletten from our community: http://semanticuniver... (

Also I'm delighted to know we Manu Sporny will join us over the net. Manu was involved in the HTML+RDFa specification: (

Co-Chair, RDFa Working Group
World Wide Web Consortium

RDFa helps bloggers and website authors make their web pages smarter by adding machine-readable information to a site. RDFa gives hints to web browsers, which give people more options when interacting with a web page. RDFa enables new interactions such as automatically adding people to address books, adding events to personal calendars, getting directions to a place described by RDFa, or searching online bookstores for a book marked up using RDFa.

RDFa has been adopted and is being actively used by Google, Yahoo, Drupal 7, The Open Document Format (ODF), The Scalable Vector Graphics (SVG) standard, the UK Government, the US Whitehouse, the Public Library of Science, Tesco, Digg, O'Reilly, and Best Buy, to name a few.

I'm primarily responsible for managing the development of RDFa 1.1, RDFa web browser integration, and RDFa in HTML5, SVG and ODF.

Member, Semantic Web Coordination Group
World Wide Web Consortium

Member of the Semantic Web Coordination Group by special invitation, responsible for helping to direct the development of all Semantic Web efforts at the World Wide Web Consortium.

Digital Bazaar, Inc.

Digital Bazaar, Inc. provides technologies and services to enable individuals and businesses to buy and sell digital content via the Internet. The technology has been used across industries switching to digital content distribution including the music, television, movie, electronic medial record, and electronic book industries. Our flagship service is Bitmunk: (

Meetup Host Location: The Coloft ( (, twitter: @thecoloft
920 Santa Monica Blvd
Santa Monica, CA 90401

Parking: Plenty of street parking in the front.


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