July 14, 2010 – Twitter’s launch of the new annotations feature this past spring could be setting precedence for how we think about and interact with the Web in the future.

At least that is what Gigaom.com ponders in their article, ‘Will Twitter Annotations Jump-Start the Semantic Web?”.  This new feature is really the first large-scale promotion of what is now known as the semantic Web. Technologies that give software and applications a built-in understanding of the relationships between the different elements of the web is a powerful tool for developers and companies. It could be possible to create applications and services that allow different pieces of the web to function together and exchange information, and make a whole range of services easier to use and more efficient. Now that is something to tweet about.

Melody K. Smith

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