Texts on the Semantic Web: Cracking Linearity

We live in a world where "every morning demands an excruciating choice of which exciting link to follow first. [see. Sir Tim Berners-Lee Blogging is Great, thanks to the amazing Internet Archive] In a Linked Data state of mind, that is a good news. We are in for quite a journey towards cracking the linearity of our thoughts, texts and tales (narratives). What the electronic connected word (turned into the right linked data) does really well these days, compared to its predecessor - the ...

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In a Linked Data State of Mind

  When we think of a text within the boundaries of a page (be that a print or a web page) we reinforce an understanding that belongs to the realm of a print age: a text follows a linear form, in the familiar page frame. Just like Gutenberg prints initially tried to replicate manuscripts. Such a “page understanding”, in a Web context, confines us (and our thinking of any given text) to limits that don’t exist anymore. The way out is leaving the print, and even the Web page ...

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Texts as a Fabrics of Shared Understanding

Good texts, just like good conversations, are the ones that change you. You are transformed after having read them: you either know something more, learned something new, or have decided what to do next, how to solve a problem. Texts flourish when created and presented (and vice versa) in the right environment (i.e. in relevant contexts). Don’t give your readers 10000 words, give them 20 at the right time, at the right place. Texts that just talk and talk and say nothing cannot win you ...

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The Elephant in the Interactive Room [Book Excerpt]

In today's textual environment, increasingly managed and handled with the help of algorithms and complex systems for content dissemination, detection and discovery, writing’s frontiers surpass our bravest expectations. Mezmerized by this new environment for our creativity forces, we are somehow blinded by the bright future we imagine and unable to see web writing’s balance of words and algorithms. In trying to conceive of the essence of web writing and its role in our public and ...

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