Saturday, November 01, 2014

Web 3.0 after Web 2.0?

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Web 3.0 after Web 2.0?

Before we are fully able to digest the term Web 2.0, now comes up the new term: Web 3.0. Even for techno geek community, the later term is still new. And for techno dummy like me (and might be some of you), both are confusing. That's why I make a peek of the digitalic term for the benefit of us--the techno dummy org.

First of all let's make the definition right. According to this authoritative website, Web 2.0 means:

An umbrella term for the second wave of the World Wide Web. Web 2.0 implies an information and computing platform as well as a content storehouse. Sometimes called the "New Internet," Web 2.0 promotes thin client computing, where everything is stored on servers (on the Web), and a user has access from any laptop or desktop computer via a Web browser. Client applications that do not require the browser can also be downloaded at any time from the Web.

The Web 2.0 era salient feature indicated by a web-centric tendency of online users i.e. they just wanna store everything on the web instead of on the hard disc:

Web 2.0 suggests a Web-centric source for just about everything: information, entertainment, news, weather, stocks, reference, podcasts, videos and streaming media. It embraces social phenomena that includes blogs, Wikis and online communities such as Friendster, MySpace and Facebook [...]

In the meanwhile, the term of Web 3.0 first introduced by John Markoff of The New York Times who wrote on yesterday's issue (12/11/2006) of NYT on the "philosophical" blue-print of Web 3.0. Here're the most important ones:

1. ... in the future, more powerful systems could act as personal advisers in areas as diverse as financial planning, with an intelligent system mapping out a retirement plan for a couple, for instance, or educational consulting, with the Web helping a high school student identify the right college.

2. I call it the World Wide Database. We are going from a Web of connected documents to a Web of connected data. (Nova Spivack).

Here the stark differences between Web 2.0 and Web 3.0:

The classic example of the Web 2.0 era is the “mash-up” — for example, connecting a rental-housing Web site with Google Maps to create a new, more useful service that automatically shows the location of each rental listing.

In contrast, the Holy Grail for developers of the semantic Web is to build a system that can give a reasonable and complete response to a simple question like: “I’m looking for a warm place to vacation and I have a budget of $3,000. Oh, and I have an 11-year-old child.”

Under today’s system, such a query can lead to hours of sifting — through lists of flights, hotel, car rentals — and the options are often at odds with one another. Under Web 3.0, the same search would ideally call up a complete vacation package that was planned as meticulously as if it had been assembled by a human travel agent.

Mitch Ratcliffe of ZDnet has a good analysis on this issue here for further reading.

James Bond Casino Royale 2006

I've just watched CNN's report on the brand new Casino Royale (old version released on 1967). Hala Gorani, CNN's anchor, makes some interviews with key figures of the film including the new 007 star Daniel Craig, the film director Martin Campbell and some film analyst. Many controversies in the run-up of the making process of this film especially on the rationale of picking Daniel Craig as the actor.

For those who have been the zealot followers of James Bond movies with all its images the film (and the novel from which it emanate), the director's pick of actor Daniel Craig is questionable. Craig is, frankly speaking, not an attractive looking guy to be able to attract a woman attention in the first sight; nor has he got a flamboyant, elegant and/or cool look as his most predecessors have that successfully drives many women fans around the world. I've never read any survey on how many percent of James Bond fans from the gender perspective; but I dare to say, most of them are women.

And if it's true, the new James Bond's Casino Royale will lost its most fanatic fans.

Despite having received many appreciations-- dubbed as one of the best James Bond 007 movies ever--there are sceptical voices on whether it could make it a box office. Just to refresh your memory, the Pierce Brosnan's Die Another Day gained USD 500 million. Afterall, film-making is about making money. Daniel Craig might have licence to kill and to act marvellously in the film. But, wheter he has the licence to sell remains to be seen."I felt as if I was turning around, and the earth was going up, and I was going into the earth," said Mohamed Chaloub, a father of five who was thrown into a doorway and managed to escape. All five of his children, including a 2-year-old child, were killed. His wife, sister and aunt were also killed.

Lebanese PM Fuad Siniora denounced the attack as a "war crime", demanding an immediate ceasefire in a conflict that has now killed more than 500 people and left a trail of destruction across the country.

Just to let you know, in case you dont, Fuad Siniora is a Christian.

Britain even after 19 days of gruesome and inhumane slaughter against civilians still reject to critisize not to say condemn the Israeli terror act. Only Jack Straw, the former foreign secretary, try to give a "hint" of condemnation and stands up for Lebanon:

"If you want to go for Hezbollah, go for Hezbollah, not the whole Lebanese nation."

The powerless UNSC (always vetoed by the US when comes to condem Israel), whose own peace-keeping forces became a victim of Israeli blinded deadly attacks, deplores the bloodiest Israel attack so far:

The United Nations Security Council unanimously deplored Israel's deadly attack on Qana village in Lebanon, which killed at least 59 people, including 37 children, but the United States blocked attempts to call for an immediate ceasefire.

The "innocent" Israel seems to jitter at world condemnation and therefore express "regret".

What is the US doing to prevent further esacalation in the region and to stop Israel's atrocities? Here you go:

The Bush administration is rushing a delivery of precision-guided bombs to Israel, which requested the expedited shipment last week after beginning its air campaign against Hezbollah targets in Lebanon, American officials said Friday.

And Britain, as usual, follows suit.

Update: Anyway, I'm proud of Indonesian bloggers condemn Israel movement. It won't make an impact to the conflicting parties, but at least it makes an impact to ourselves: a sense of solidarity towards those civilians attacked, slaughtered--many of them women and children.

To any fanatic fan of James Bond, especially woman, are you going to watch Daniel Craig, I mean, James Bond's Casino Royale 2006?

Lebanon PM: Israel War Criminal


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