If it is a database, it will certainly be the largest – and noisiest – database in the world. This so-called noise is a big problem for the semantic web.
it is democratic, crowdsourced, scalable knowledge engineering, which makes the semantic web a great knowledge base for humanity
Freshness has always been important for search and over the last months ‘live-search’ has become very popular.
Semantic technology, like all technology, needs a certain critical mass. The good thing is that the ecosystem is growing at the moment, with more and more publishers helping out.
The semantic web will include the possibility of numerous “joins” of APIs, and his latest product Siri.com is built on this idea. Siri is a mobile device-based question and answer application using speech as input, and is built on a collection of available APIs.