Progress Report 1

I haven’t been posting here in more than a week. I was writing the first report for my thesis. It covers most of the things I have been blogging about in het last month.

This the first report of a Master Thesis project in Computer Sciences at Graz University of Technology (TUGraz) and the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven (KULeuven). It is an overview on the first four weeks of research. First it discusses the problem statement, then the literature study is carried out, followed by a preliminary view on the software architecture. Finally an updated project plan is motivated.

Please feel free to take a look into the report, but respect the copyright notice.

Master Thesis / Progress Report 1


Towards semantically-interlinked online communities

In this article Breslin et al. presented different types of online communities and tools that were at that time used to build and support online communities. As I discovered and stated in previous posts, those communities are islands that are not interlinked. The authors als presented the SIOC ontology. The goal of SIOC (Semantically-Interlinked Online Communities) is to interconnect these online communities. Community sites can include many discussion primitives, such as bulletin boards, weblogs and mailing lists, which are grouped under the concept of forum.

Walls between social networks by Berners Lee

Walls between social networks by Berners Lee

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Where is the online object-centered sociality?

Today I ran into a 5 year old blogpost by Jyri Engeström, co-founder of Jaiku. It reads as if the problem is still actual today. Engeström notes that in the social networks today a very important part is often left out. Read more of this post