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
    m [dot] boran [at] deri [dot] org
  • John Breslin's picture
    Unit Leader, Lecturer/Lecturer
    Tel:
    +353 91 492622
    john [dot] breslin [at] deri [dot] org
  • David Crowley's picture
    Ph.D. Student
    david [dot] crowley [at] deri [dot] org
  • Maciej Dabrowski's picture
    Adjunct Lecturer, Postdoctoral Researcher
    Tel:
    +353 91 494052
    maciej [dot] dabrowski [at] deri [dot] org
  • Myriam Leggieri's picture
    Ph.D. Student
    myriam [dot] leggieri [at] deri [dot] org
  • Fabrizio Orlandi's picture
    Ph.D. Student
    Tel:
    +353 91 494035
    fabrizio [dot] orlandi [at] deri [dot] org
  • 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
  • Pablo Torres Tramon's picture
    Research Assistant
    pablo [dot] torrestramon [at] deri [dot] org

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OpenID

" OpenID Authentication 2.0 and OpenID Attribute Exchange 1.0 are now final specifications (”OpenID 2.0″). This morning was the closing day of the Internet Identity Workshop and David Recordon, Dick Hardt, and Josh Hoyt (three of the authors and editors) made the announcement during the first session. Both specifications have evolved through extensive community participation and feedback and each have been stable for a number of months.

Semantic Technologies really do pay off?

"Garlik is an online identity company aimed at consumers. We provide identity protection services such as DataPatrol, a weekly sweep of the digital world looking through millions of web pages and records and alerting the subscriber to the risk of ID theft. We have also just launched a new service called Qdos (www.Qdos.com) that calculates a score for the size and shape of your digital status and presence.

Blogtalk 2008

John Breslin gives plenty of reasons as to why Blogtalk is being held in Cork.
"So why is BlogTalk 2008 coming to Cork, Ireland? You may not know it, but there are a lot of connections between the “People’s Republic of Cork” and the world of Web 2.0 and social software.

SIOC going ons...

Here are the latest happenings from the world of SIOC during the past few months, with thanks to all involved in supporting the initiative! (Note to new readers that SIOC is an open data format for community description.)

Ten Semantic apps to watch

One of the highlights of October's Web 2.0 Summit in San Francisco was the emergence of 'Semantic Apps' as a force. Note that we're not necessarily talking about the Semantic Web, which is the Tim Berners-Lee W3C led initiative that touts technologies like RDF, OWL and other standards for metadata. Semantic Apps may use those technologies, but not necessarily. This was a point made by the founder of one of the Semantic Apps listed below, Danny Hillis of Freebase (who is as much a tech legend as Berners-Lee).
From Read/Write Web

Semantic structures for teaching and learning

It is ten years since the W3C released its first working draft on RDF and its Introduction to RDF Metadata. RDF and related standards such as RDFs and OWL are the building blocks which promised to make the vision of the semantic web a reality. A decade on and semantic technologies have been embraced by a wide range of sectors including government, financial services, manufacturing, logistics, transport and communications, energy, health and life sciences, media, and business services http://www.semantic-conference.com/primer.html .

Koble

Koble is tool for keeping track of things that you work with. It is part wiki, part bookmarking tool, and part file-repository. Koble was born from the idea of the Semantic Desktop, and could also be seen as a lightweight Semantic Desktop solution with no desktop-component....

Goodbye Facebook?

" It's a walled garden . They've got antisocial tendencies . And the privacy implications are just frightening"

Blog talk Cork 2008

BlogTalk 2008 , the 5th International Conference on Social Software, will be held in Cork, Ireland on 3rd/4th March 2008. The event is designed to allow dialogue between practitioners, developers and academics who are involved in the area of social software (blogs, wikis, forums, IM, social networks, etc.). A workshop on Social Network Portability will also be co-located with the event.

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  • John Breslin's picture
    Unit Leader, Lecturer/Lecturer
    Tel:
    +353 91 492622
    john [dot] breslin [at] deri [dot] org
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