The Implicit Web–what it means for us

The implicit web is a fascinating and of late, a practicable idea. Here’s Brad Feld’s blog post :

I’ve been fascinated with the notion of the Implicit Web since I determined that I was tired of my computer (and the Internet in general) being stupid.  I wanted it (my computer as well as the Internet) to pay attention to what I, and others, were doing.  Theoretically “my compute infrastructure” should learn, automate repeated tasks (automatically), figure out what information I actually want, and make sure I get it when I want it. Continue reading

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Open data is the future of web discovery | VentureBeat

Twitter cofounders have talked about the importance of discovery in interviews and at conferences over the last several months. This week a new design for Twitter.com went live featuring top tweets and a search box to find more of what you want, but Twitter and many other web companies could improve discovery much more by incorporating other players’ data.

Also, a year and a half ago, Google vice president Marissa Mayer said that social search is part of the future of search. Now, the question is what data can help make social search and discovery advance faster. Continue reading