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A Semantic Cloud Computing Desktop/Mobile Apps with Linked Open Data consists of the following:


When people think about orchestration efforts, they tend to think about centralized, Enterprise Service Bus (ESB)-based efforts. The service elements are published into reusable components that can be stitched together into workflows. This vision of Service-Oriented Architectures (SOA) allows central metrics of use and stability, but it precludes a common use case familiar to Unix users.


Glue is a browser-based social network that connects friends around things they visit online. Glue appears on popular sites like Amazon,, Netflix, Yahoo! Finance,, Citysearch and many more, revealing friends and other Glue users interested in the same thing around the web.


Back when I was an industry analyst (VP, E-Business Strategies at the META Group, since acquired by Gartner), I often had to critique emerging markets.  Unlike venture capitalists, industry analysts are privy to product roadmaps from publicly-traded companies, including the industry giants (Oracle, SAP, Microsoft, IBM).  And unlike i-bankers, they are privy to product roadmaps from start-ups.  And as a kicker, some analysts (actually, only those with the largest firms; back then, primarily limited to those analysts with Gartner, Forrester, META and Giga) get a lot of great feedback from CIOs and other end users.


One of the many factors that led to the success of the Web was in how it defined links in a very simple manner, which encouraged cross-referencing. In the last two installments of this column, I’ve discussed the importance of the identifiers of the Web: URIs. The Web’s native document element, HTML, made it easy to connect one URI to another, and so relationships between documents could grow regardless of who controlled the documents. This of course meant that sometimes such links would break, signaled by the infamous 404 “Not Found” code.


Some information observers have suggested that Web 2.0’s rise has been due to software applications, while it is becoming increasingly obvious to futurists that the Semantic Web will be defined by services. How those services will be developed and leveraged to bring order to the Web is central to our discussion of the Semantic Web. We discuss the broad implications of these issues through a lens of our work as library professionals, and the time we spend blogging about information on the Web, and its evolution.

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