Semantic Microblogging Architecture

Thoughts on location and microblogging...
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SMOB – Semantic Microblogging is an interesting system, because its architecture is similar to the kind of architecture I will need to realize the scientific profiling tool for twitter. SMOB has been described in an article about Microblogging by Passant et al. This paper also described the implementation of an initial prototype of this concept that provides ways to leverage microblogging with the Linked Data Web guidelines. At the time of writing microblogging services were (but today still are) centralised  and confined, and efforts are still to be made to let microblogging be part of the Social Semantic Web. First, the authors introduced classical microblogging and some of the issues it raises. Second, the authors saw how Semantic Web can help in getting rid of these issues and what it can offer that traditional services could not achieve. Read more of this post