OCT 9th 2007

The debate over whether Web 3.0 has a place in our buzzword vocabulary is going to be brutal battle between big names with big opinions, as we've seen already. I've already posted my feelings about Web 3.0, and those may change or stay the same. I'm still on the fence with Web 3.0, but I'm leaning towards "no thanks," and I'm not the only one.

Recently Tim O'Reilly posted an article titled Today's Web 3.0 Nonsense Blogstorm where he gives his opinions on the topic. In response to Tim's article, Nova Spivack wrote a rebuttal titled Understanding The Semantic Web: A Response to Tim O'Reilly's Recent Defense of Web 2.0 to combat some of Tim's claims and get some facts out on the table. Paul Miller of Talis wrote an article about Tim and Nova's back-and-forthery and expands on his views.

An interesting article was posted yesterday on The Montoya Herald titled Web 3.0 I$ About Money. The article includes some quotes about Web 3.0 by industry big-wigs, and even includes some great visuals for our reading pleasure. The author extends his thanks to Tim O'Reilly for getting involved in the debate.

I'll be keeping an eye on the Web 3.0 debate as it unfolds and I'll keep everyone posted. More people need to get involved by voicing their opinions about this. The people with weight behind their remarks are sitting on opposite sides of the fence. This is truly a topic that has a near 50/50 spread of supporters and detractors.


About the author

James Simmons

It's my goal to help bring about the Semantic Web. I also like to explore related topics like natural language processing, information retrieval, and web evolution. I'm the primary author of Semantic Focus and I'm currently working on several Semantic Web projects.

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