"We modelled this on the web," said Mr Koster, "You can think about each world being a webpage and every object within in it is a link."
has unveiled Metaplace, an easy to use virtual world creator. The BBC reports: article
, video of Raph demoing the app
The Croquet Project
is a staggeringly ambitious
attempt to create 'an operating system for the post-browser Internet
' - a multi-platform, open-source, extensible, decentralised, peer-to-peer, 3D virtual reality metaverse
], designed for 'highly scalable deep collaboration', led by Alan Kay
Dapper: The Data Mapper
A recently launched
service that allows users to extract data from any website into XML, and transform or build applications and mashups with that data. Described by it's creators
as a way to, "easily build an API for any website... through a visual and intuitive process". Plagiarism Today, meanwhile, has cause for concern
, "Dapper is a scraper. Nothing more... now the technologically impaired can scrape content from any site... the potential danger [is] very, very real".
The Future of the Web
A fascinating, breathless hour-long talk (+Q&A) recently given by Sir Tim
(mp3 & mp4, no transcript available). For the lazy, this recent interview
covers much the same ground. [more inside]
All your semantic web are belong to google
? The implications of Google Base on the fabled semantic web.