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Web 3.0 Conference: Order from Chaos: The Contextual Web

Keynote speaker Aza Raskin focuses on the user experience and its influence on web technology developments

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  2. From 1.0 to 3.0, By Way of User Experience (23:06) 23:06 FREE!
    Aza begins by asking: How do we get from Web 2.0 to 3.0 in terms of user experience? That’s the real story. He takes the audience on a tour from 1.0 to the present, from the static nouns of a read-only medium to the active verbs of 2.0 and 3.0. When will 3.0 make it easy enough for people to do their own semantic marking? He demos what he calls “interactive seduction,” using Google as an example. A simple example: adding a map to email. How do you combine apps (verbs) in the smartest ways? Aza discusses microformats and future uses for the information that they provide. Which comes first: the markup or the user experience? We have to create incentives for participation. He demos Ubiquity, a conversational computing model.
  3. Ubiquity, TaskFox, Q & A (23:15) 23:15 FREE!
    Aza continues his demo of Ubiquity, shows off TaskFox, and describes how people have written thousands of lines of code that connect applications. What are the user experiences that we want to enable? Aza takes questions from the audience: What does Web 3.0 mean to you? “Semantic” isn’t the whole piece, is it? How does natural language development work with open source? Do you treat problems with tagging as technical or human? Do you see a way for end users to help the system understand what I’m trying to ask? Web 2.0—friends are the new filters on the web. What about geolocation and the web?

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Keynote Speaker: Aza Raskin Head of User Experience, Mozilla Labs, Mozilla Foundation

At Mozilla, they don't talk about building a semantic web; that's synonymous with saying it won't happen. Instead Mozilla talks about the contextual web, building the browser into an intelligent broker of your identity, and pragmatically turning the soup of data that is the Internet into the gravy of meaningfully contextual interaction. In this session, Aza discusses making order from chaos, and making the open web a better place to work, communicate, and play.


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