A New Web Requires New Thinking: Real-time

The joke in the entrepreneurial corridors today is that if you have a business idea make sure you end the mission statement with “in real-time” , then use the word at-least 50 times in the business plan and you’ll get funded! ~ from Tushneem’s Ramble blog

Yes, that is true, and it comes as no surprise that real-time web is the next big thing. Twitter opened the door for real-time updates and gave the web a whole new – unexpected – dimension. Hundreds of applications were built on top of Twitter itself, and many others were built to utilize and address the benefits that come from real-time data. Immediacy of data is not what only defines real-time web, presence of information, syncing, efficiency and responsiveness all come into play. That explains the emergence of a range of different real-time services from real-time search engines, to real-time publishing, discovery, sharing, and even real-time push as a replacement of web crawlers.

ReadWriteWeb Summit

ReadWriteWeb Real-time Summit

A New Web?

A new web requires new thinking” that is at least what ReadWriteWeb hope for in their upcoming Real-Time Summit on October 15th in Mountain View, California. The summit will bring together big players from the industry including big names like Google, Facebook, Yahoo and MySpace alongside many other players in the real-time field such as Bit.ly, Tweetdeck, Twitterfeed, OneRiot, Twingly and others. It will focus on addressing potential opportunities and challenges related to the real-time web along with attempting to come up with a sort of a standardization and organization of the newly emerged web.

Semantic Web 3.0: The day you will have your own assistant, maybe?

The phone rings. It’s your mother: “It’s that time of the year dear, can you help me organize this year’s family reunion? I’ll have my semantic web agent send you the details and I’ll check back with you in half an hour. Take care

Web 3.0!

Web 3.0!

That would definitely be labeled as a “nightmare call”, but thankfully mom loves socializing with family members so her agent is connected to their agents… making your life a lot easier. This enables to you check the data that your mom’s semantic web agent has sent over. Other than access to the agent’s contact list of agents, the only other detail that your mother added was “ I want a warm weekend sometime in the next 2 months.

So your trusty little agent goes to work and finds appropriate dates based on information from the other agents. He then checks online for hotel bookings in California and Florida – since you have it on your wish list for this year, he puts those results first – and then comes up with 3 package options for each place that would be within budget for you and your family. Then he sends a confirmation email to you and your mom. The phone rings again “Oh hello dear, I just got your email. I like the idea of going to the Keys but I rather pick a different hotel than the ones listed, I heard good things about the Eden hotel from Aunt Jill, Can you check that out please ?”. A couple more clicks, and the trip is planned, hassle-free.

It Could Happen One Day…

That’s one of the scenarios that the next generation of web, Web 3.0, promises us. The ability to allow our computers to not just access, share and preview information but to understand the meaning of information contained in documents and relate it to you, the user.

A Glimpse at Web 3.0: 13 Semantic Web Applications Reviewed

Want to take a peek into the future of the Web? Check our this mini-review list of semantic web services that any internet user can benefit from…

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