Has Robert Scoble got some incentives to ‘finally’ get what the semantic web is?

Everybody do errors and I have just done one.

Thanks for proving me that I was wrong.

I probably should have wrote a blog post about it instead of writing a comment, that way I would have been sure that you get it (like this blog post that created an instant reaction).

Robert, it seems you didn’t received my email 4 days ago, so I am sorry about that.

Anyway it doesn’t change the essence of this blog post, and my comment. This is not a good start, but a good way, to try to tie the link between the “Web 2.0″ (sorry but I don’t like that term ;) ) and the Semantic Web [academic] community. There are much things going on around that could benefit everyone.

The only thing I would like to say that people would remember is that the Semantic Web is not the result of one or a couple of companies, but the result of a Whole; the result of the interaction between all beings.

Robert, I hope you will continue to dig deeper to find all the things people are working on related with the Semantic Web. Sorry about that, and I hope you a beautiful day!

I am asking the question and I hope I am wrong.

Some days ago Robert Scoble wrote an enflaming post about what Radar Networks are currently developing. This “thing” (I refer to a “thing” because no body know what it really is (some type of semantic web system)) finally helped Robert to understand what the semantic web is.

At that moment I was happy to see that a “Web 2.0″ guru understood how Semantic Web technologies could help him; how they could be used to make the World a better place to live in.

Then I told myself: “Fred, help him to see what other people are doing in that direction too. Show him what you are working on; what other people are developing too; what they are writing on the subject; Etc.”

Then I wrote that comment on his blog post:

Hi Robert,

Could I suggest a couple of reading in that direction that could potentially interest you?:

 

  1. Zitgist Search Query Interface: A new search engine paradigm
  2. The Linked-Open-Data mailing list
  3. Planet RDF


From there, you will be able to dig deeper into the semantic web community, the ideas it plays with, what the Web is becoming, etc.

Hope it can helps some people to eventually understand what is going on with the semweb.

Take care,

Fred

This comment has never appeared on its blog post. It seems he rejected it by moderation. I sent him an email 3 days ago and he never replayed to me.

Why Robert rejected this innocent comment? I got my idea that lead to the topic of this blog post: “Has Robert Scoble got sone incensitives to ‘finally” get what the semantic web is?”

Does Robert rejected it because I was referring to Zitgist; and that is a possible competitor to what Radar Networks is working on right now?

I have no idea, but I am always frustrated to see when bloggers doesn’t tell to their readers they got some incentives to write articles about special things.

Otherwise, why my comment got rejected? I have no idea, but I would like to know.

At the end, these people will probably have to learn that the Semantic Web is more about cooperation between people, enterprises, other entities and honesty than a more traditional way to do things and business.

I think that the Semantic Web will change things in a major way, as long as people, societies and the way we live.

8 Responses to “Has Robert Scoble got some incentives to ‘finally’ get what the semantic web is?”


  1. 1 Robert Scoble Apr 9th, 2007 at 9:58 pm

    I didn’t reject it. Akismet probably marked it as spam. I’ve gotten more than 20,000 spams in the past few days. There’s no way I can look through all the spam for false positives like this one.

    If you had asked via email I would have looked for it.

    I’ll check out these companies. Thanks!

  2. 2 Aristus Apr 9th, 2007 at 11:05 pm

    There’s a good chance that a short comment with three links will get deleted by spam filers or a busy moderator. Or maybe it’s all an evil conspiracy.

    Let’s assume that it is a conspiracy. Bloggers, like journalists, live in that fat grey zone of undue influence. A good review can make or break a project, and the writer knows it. What does he expect in return? Don’t think gifts or stock — too sleazy. What a journo craves most is access. What he fears most is being cut out. Tips like this enhance his reputation as an insider. That’s the quid pro quo.

    Say hello to the new journalism, same as the old journalism.

  3. 3 Nova Spivack Apr 9th, 2007 at 11:35 pm

    Your post about Robert Scoble was incorrect. He was not paid. He is an independent journalist. We don’t pay people to report on us. I think you might want to retract that suggestion as it is really wrong to suggest that.

  4. 4 Henry Story Apr 10th, 2007 at 1:02 am

    Could also be that he is on holidays. I have found all lists and newsgroups to be really slow in the last 10 days or so.

  5. 5 Dan Brickley Apr 10th, 2007 at 7:06 am

    I think you’re over-reacting a bit. There are any number of reasons why this might have happened. Can’t see anything to be gained from throwing accusations like this around in public…

  6. 6 Fred Apr 10th, 2007 at 8:34 am

    Hi Robert,

    Well, I understand for Akismet, the spam is terrible out there and it is the reason why I sent you an email 4 days ago. Anyway, it is always possible that you didn’t received it, it is the sort of things that happen regularly on the Web :)

    So I changed this blog post to rectify what I said. I have been wrong, but I had my reasons to wrote and publish it at that time. Now that I get a (quite fast) answer, I know I was wrong, that is it.

    So now i wish you continue to dig deeper in our community to find all the things that should hit the market soon enough.

    Take care,

    Fred

  7. 7 Fred Apr 10th, 2007 at 8:43 am

    Aristus:

    [quote post="794"]There’s a good chance that a short comment with three links will get deleted by spam filers or a busy moderator. Or maybe it’s all an evil conspiracy.[/quote]

    Well, many other comments have 2 or 3 links, so, at that time, I didn’t thought that Akismet would mark it as spamm. Anyway.

    Nova:

    [quote post="794"]Your post about Robert Scoble was incorrect. He was not paid. He is an independent journalist. We don’t pay people to report on us. I think you might want to retract that suggestion as it is really wrong to suggest that.[/quote]

    Well, this is what I have done.

    Dan:

    [quote post="794"]I think you’re over-reacting a bit. There are any number of reasons why this might have happened. Can’t see anything to be gained from throwing accusations like this around in public…[/quote]

    Well, over-reacting I don’t know. I reacted yes, but over-reacted I don’t know. I was wrong right, but I used my personal blog to ask a question about something that was looking wrong. I have sent email, waited 3 days, so I asked the question on my blog to seek for a question.

    But your comment have something interesting. In fact I am a developer, working on Semantic Web projects, that have a personal blog to write about (mostly) its projects, the things he done, things other people do, etc. Now i used this same medium to react to something that was happening that seems of “public domain”.

    Well, I don’t know what to think about that. Yes it is public domain, but such a situation raise interesting questions. Is my personal blog the same impact/duties has more traditional journalisms and news site?

    Anyway, why should I have something to gain to write something like that? I didn’t had anything to gain, and it is probably a reason why I wrote it. I only had a question, I wrote about it and I quickly got an answer.

    Take care all, and thanks for your comments.

    Salutations,

    Fred

  8. 8 Danny Apr 10th, 2007 at 10:41 am

    Scoble’s a web guy. You too Fred. People are good.

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