July 17, 2006
- There’s an enormous amount of free content on the Web.
- Pirates will aways find ways to share copyrighted content, i.e. get content for free.
- There’s an exponential growth in the amount of free, user-generated content.
- Net Neutrality (or the lack of a two-tier Internet) will only help ensure the continuance of this trend.
- Content is is becoming so commoditized that it only costs us the monthly ISP fee to access.
Conslusions (or Hypotheses)
The next value paradigm in the content business is going to be about embedding “intelligent findability” into the content layer, by using a semantic CMS (like Semantic MediaWiki, that enables domain experts to build informal ontologies [or semantic annotations] on top of the information) and by adding inferencing capabilities to existing search engines. I know this represents less than the full vision for Web 3.0 as I’ve outlined in the Wikipedia 3.0 and Web 3.0 articles but it’s a quantum leap above and beyond the level of intelligence that exists today within the content layer. Also, semantic CMS can be part of P2P Semantic Web Inference Engine applications that would push central search model’s like Google’s a step closer to being a “utility” like transport, unless Google builds their own AI, which would then have to compete with the people’s P2P version (see: P2P 3.0: The People’s Google and Get Your DBin.)
In other words, “intelligent findability” NOT content in itself will be King in Web 3.0.
- Towards Intelligent Findability
- Wikipedia 3.0: The End of Google?
- Web 3.0: Basic Concepts
- P2P 3.0: The People’s Google
- Why Net Neutrality is Good for Web 3.0
- Semantic MediaWiki
- Get Your DBin
Posted by Marc Fawzi
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