July 6, 2011

What kind of Web 3.0 world should we make?

by Christopher Rollyson

Reid Hoffman, founder of LinkedIn and Silicon Valley insider, provides rich insight into technology trends, markets and building companies. Christopher Rollyson attended his presentation at SxSW and provided a substantial rundown. A main snippet? Web 3.0 would “arrive sooner and be stranger than we think.” Continue reading

November 9, 2010

The benefits of structuring your data using microformats

by Deltina Hay

Google’s Rich Snippet Testing Tool Last week we discussed how the Semantic Web relies upon markup languages that tag Web content, making it easier for machines to interpret. This can be accomplished in a number of ways, including tagging content as structured data or linked data. Today we’ll take a look at marking up your content as structured data using … Continue reading

November 1, 2010

The Semantic Web: An explanation in plain English

by Deltina Hay

An example of Google Rich Snippets. The Semantic Web is a big step toward Web 3.0, where the ultimate goal is to make Web content more machine-friendly and thus, in turn, more useful to humans. Most websites are produced using HTML, which is a markup language used to make a website “look” a certain way. The Semantic Web, on the … Continue reading

October 21, 2010

Web 3.0 demystified: An explanation in pictures

by Deltina Hay

Socialmedia.biz contributor Deltina Hay now has a featured column on Technorati called You’ll Be Back: Search Optimization & Survival. The column focuses on search optimization as it applies to the entire Web: search engines, social search, mobile search, the semantic Web, etc. You can read the articles right here on Socialmedia.biz every week. In this first series of articles, we … Continue reading

July 5, 2010

Why do people still download & install applications?

by David Spark

Socialmedia.biz’s David Spark talks about why people still download and install applications, plus what makes applications successful. Continue reading

March 4, 2010

RSA 2010: What responsibility do security bloggers have to the industry?

by David Spark

At the RSA Conference in San Francisco, I interviewed Andrew Hay (@andrewsmhay), a security blogger and Information Security Analyst at the University Lethbridge in Alberta, Canada. Hay had keynoted the hipper side security conference known as Security B-Sides earlier this week. One of the issues Hay talked about at B-Sides was that security bloggers were becoming the voice of the security … Continue reading