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Tim Berners Lee: think in terms of the graph rather than the web

By William Bakker | 11.27.07 | Comment?

The father of the World Wide Web provides input into the Social Graph discussion. The internet allowed computers to connects without physically connecting them. The World Wide Web allowed many-to-many sharing of documents. The Social Graph allows us focus on the information itself instead of the document. Great insights. He ends with a travel example:

In the long term vision, thinking in terms of the graph rather than the web is critical to us making best use of the mobile web, the zoo of wildly differing devices which will give us access to the system. Then, when I book a flight it is the flight that interests me. Not the flight page on the travel site, or the flight page on the airline site, but the URI (issued by the airlines) of the flight itself. That’s what I will bookmark. And whichever device I use to look up the bookmark, phone or office wall, it will access a situation-appropriate view of an integration of everything I know about that flight from different sources. The task of booking and taking the flight will involve many interactions. And all throughout them, that task and the flight will be primary things in my awareness, the websites involved will be secondary things, and the network and the devices tertiary.

A situation-appropriate view. I’m going to be using that. A lot.

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