The Semantic Web Pitch by Nova Spivack

Nova Spivack, founder and (I think) CEO of Radar Networks / Twine (see prior post here), entrepreneur, blogger, and grandson of management legend Peter Drucker, is often described as head salesperson for the semantic web / web 3.0.

Here is the video of Nova giving a presentation on the semantic web at the recent Next Web conference in Amsterdam. It’s ~45 minutes, but well worth watching.

My favorite quotes:

  • “Let’s turn the web from something that is more like a file system into something that’s more like a database.” (Hallelujah!)
  • “The web is the database. We’re turning the web into a database. We’re making the world wide database.”
  • “Keyword search has reached its limit. It’s not going to get better. It’s going to get worse.”

Nova Spivack at The Next Web Conference 2008 from Boris Veldhuijzen van Zanten on Vimeo.

Thanks to Daniel Tunkelang for blogging about this.

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