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Read Write Web — Monthly Open Thread — (July 2013)


Further privacy issues emerged, this month, across the internet, as the extent to which data is monitored has encompassed more than was previously reported.  The web has been awash with concerns, including reports that even passwords can at times be requested. have added new Linked Data features, in the form of sameAs aliasing, and a draft for a new set of actions.  Two more drafts have reached last call, namely, of RDF Semantics and Concepts and Abstract Syntax.

Linked Data Platform 1.0 is now ready for last call, with more implementations coming in.  There was also an interesting comparison presented between LDP and the Graph Store Protocol.

Communications and Outreach

Preparations are under way for a workshop on the social web, in San Francisco.  An interesting program has been discussed, with the possibility to go to a full working group if there is enough interest.

Community Group

There have been discussions with various groups including the OpenID Foundation, and Internet Identity Community about a proposed header, to enable a user to be identified to a server.  Some quite productive feedback ensued.

I have added a couple of blog posts in the tabulator series.   Part 1 shows you how to create a brand new tabulator pane, and part 2 shows how to render a simple SIOC microblog post.


Two new implementations of LDP are under way.  One in java, and another in node.  More great work from Andrei Sambra who has created an API for my-profile, and also is experimenting with WebRTC to enable real time chat and video.  An interesting project from Ben Werdmuller of elgg fame, called idno, allows you make your personal page into a social read/write experience.

Last but not least…

For all you SPARQL fans out there enjoy the release of YASGUI a web based SPARQL GUI with auto completion, syntax checking, CORS enabled, endpoint search, permalinks, bookmarking and much more!

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