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a documentary on web 3.0 : the semantic web

Check out this smart documentary on the semantic web (web 3.0) by It features a few of the biggest, brightest thinkers and pioneers of the Web, including Tim Berners Lee, Google scientist, Alon Halevy and MIT prof, David Kargy –all discussing the structure of the web (or the need for one).

In it, NYU New Media prof, Clay Shirky asks the DEEP PHILOSOPHICAL QUESTION: … “Does the world make sense? Or do we make sense of the world?”

I think the answer is clear: We need to make sense of the world (wide web) for it to be useful!

Here, web 3.0 is a semantic web. It’s about creating meaningful relationships between and among data. <!–Insert social networking plug here!–> It’s a world where indexes and meta-data matter most. It’s like one ginormous database!

It is however, an interesting exercise to imagine what the World Wide Web looks like, or might look like.

Check it out and see for yourself!

On creating online portfolios + finding inspiration

Smashing Magazine offers some helpful tips on how to create an effective online portfolio –Show ’em your stuff!

Looking for inspiration? … Here are some ideas on where to look.

And here are some tips for creating creative résumés …. (Thanks, Laura! :))

And finally, Smashing Magazine gave this showcase of websites from around the world (wide web)!

Web 2.0

Web 2.0

Although the term, ‘Web 2.0′ (2004–present) seems to suggest a new version of the Web, technically, it isn’t. The only difference is the way in which software developers, web designers and end-users use the Web. According to wikipedia:

‘Web 2.0 is commonly associated with web applications that facilitate interactive information sharing, interoperability, user-centered design,[1] and collaboration on the World Wide Web. Examples of Web 2.0 include web-based communities, hosted services, web applications, social-networking sites, video-sharing sites, wikis, blogs, mashups, and folksonomies. A Web 2.0 site allows its users to interact with other users or to change website content, in contrast to non-interactive websites where users are limited to the passive viewing of information that is provided to them.”

The term came into being at Tim O’Reilly’s O’Reilly Media Web 2.0 conference in 2004.[2][3]

Here’s a useful Web 2.0 Design Guide, by web design from scratch, for tips, trends and tricks to design for Web 2.0.

Visual search engines

Robin Good’s Top Visual Search Engines:
The Most Interesting Ways to Visually Explore Search Engine Results

Designing New Media