Social Software Unit

Social software allows people to connect, communicate or collaborate by use of a computer network resulting in shared, interactive spaces creating new methods for connecting people and the information that they have created. Common examples of social software systems include discussion forums, blogs, wikis and online social networks. By utilising Semantic Web technologies in social software systems, we can create new methods for connecting people to other people and also to the information that they have created. This work programme builds on the existing achievements from Líon I (SIOC project, social network analysis collaboration with IBM and the semantic tagging work with Seoul National University) and extends this work to the application domains of eGovernment, eHealth, telecommunications and eBusiness in collaboration with the domain-specific units.

  • Marie Boran's picture
    Ph.D. Student
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  • John Breslin's picture
    Unit Leader, Lecturer/Lecturer
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    +353 91 492622
    john [dot] breslin [at] deri [dot] org
  • David Crowley's picture
    Ph.D. Student
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    Adjunct Lecturer, Postdoctoral Researcher
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  • Myriam Leggieri's picture
    Ph.D. Student
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    Ph.D. Student
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  • Lukasz Porwol's picture
    Ph.D. Student
    lukasz [dot] porwol [at] deri [dot] org
  • Jodi Schneider's picture
    Ph.D. Student
    jodi [dot] schneider [at] deri [dot] org
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    Research Assistant
    pablo [dot] torrestramon [at] deri [dot] org

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The Pew report on Digital identity

The Pew Internet and American Life project has released a new report: Digital Footprints: Online identity management and search in the age of transparency . This report examines our relationship with our online information, stuff like our Google results and the information we've presented online.
Via Fred from Unit Structures .

Cisco's Social networking strategy comes into focus

"Cisco will introduce its Entertainment Operating System (EOS) platform next year.
EOS is a software platform that will be used to deliver video and other multimedia content to online community properties. Social networks run by the National Hockey League and the NASCAR are already using pieces of the EOS software to deliver video to consumers (the NHL was a customer of Five Across). EOS will help customers deliver content, as well as allow consumers to find relevant content, and then interact with it and each other.

Hakia raises $2 million for Semantic Search

"Semantic search engine Hakia has raised $2 million of a planned $5 million round, according to VentureWire (via VentureBeat). The funding, from an unidentified investor, follows $16 million in funding that was announced last year, bringing its total raise to $18 million. Previous institutional backers include Noble Grossart Investments Ltd., Alexandra Investment Management, Prokom Investments and KVK. The NYC-based company is one of several startups claiming to be analyze content based on meaning. Others in the space include Powerset and Yedda, which was acquired by AOL .

Research as Business

Research as Business in Ireland
“The Irish economy needs to get away from its dependency on multinationals and start blazing its own trail,” says Jack Downey, an industry liaison officer with University of Limerick-based Lero, a Science Foundation Ireland-based Centre for Science, Engineering and Technology (CSET)."

Web 3.0: new opportunities on the Semantic Web.

The future of the Web?In this video from MIT/Stanford Venture lab,some of the best emerging companies in the semantic web space present their different approaches to realizing the vision. Questions that get asked include:

Ask.com unveils Search privacy tool.

"Fourth-ranked US search engine Ask.com has released a new feature, AskEraser, that will let users control the destiny of their search data. When enabled, AskEraser will automatically delete any user data created during future searches from Ask's servers. That includes IP address, user and session IDs, and the text of the specific search queries. Once on, AskEraser works across any of Ask.com's vertical search engines, as well as consumer applications such as Maps & Directions.

LinkedIn Opens site to Developers

"LinkedIn will let developers build applications for its professional networking site, an approach recently undertaken by social networking competitor Facebook , to make its site more interactive, the company said Monday.
The move is one of several LinkedIn is making, including launching a beta version of a redesigned home page, to keep its less flashy but more business-minded contacts network site vibrant alongside rivals MySpace and Facebook. LinkedIn said it wants to be a hub for business information."
LinkedIn Opens site to Developers

Social networks thrive on quality not quantity

"Social networks don't get better as they get bigger. They get better based on their quality, a measure Plaxo believes it possesses and aims to exploit in its Pulse network. For social networks, you have to throw out Metcalfe's law, which states that the value of a telecommunications network grows proportional to the number of its users—the more people using phones, the better that network is.

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    john [dot] breslin [at] deri [dot] org
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