This weekend was quite exciting with both businessweek and NYT examining,from 2 different angels, the relationship between a matured web (2.0) to it’s next stage, the semantic web.
In an interesting move, Marc Fron, CTO OF NYT announced the company’s plans to release an API to allow users to create a ‘mash up’ of information. Aaron Pilhofer, editor of interactive news was quoted in mediabistro.com that thepurpose is to “make the NYT programmable. Everything we produce should be organized data.” This is definitely a move to not only embrace social media tools, but also to exercise with creating a more intelligent web.
Businessweek has come out with a cover that looks back to their 2005 report on the blog frenzy: Beyond Blogs. ‘we were wrong’ businessweek essentially say, ‘the blog frenzy turned out to be something a lot bigger than we thought – it’s the social media madness’. it’s nice of them to ‘admit’ a mistake, though a bit surprising that they are covering this now in their print version – now, when they have already quite extensively covered a lot of web 2.0 elements in online version.Now, when social media has already reached its peak and is now becoming a normal, daily tool.
Continues at Sleepless in NY