By Tom Collins
Got linked to Tim Berners-Lee's talk at TED this morning. His current big idea relates to getting the world's data online, accessible, and usable, i.e., linked.
The data itself is, IMHO, kind of useless stuff. The individual bits rarely mean what we think they mean, until we connect them and put some thought into what we've collected. But oh, what we could do with all that data, linked ...
Sidenote: My link came via the KMgov email list. I watched the video and then shared the link on Twitter. Now I'm sharing it again here.
A couple of years ago, Kevin Kelly asserted that the hyperlink was one of the two most important inventions in the last 50 years (the other being tags). Links may turn out to be the most important ever. Think about that, your social networks, and the trail that led us here, as you watch and learn: