My definition of the semantic web

A few days ago I posted my own definition of the semantic web on the NESTA blog. I tried to explain what the next generation of the web will be like, in terms that even my mother could understand. I guess I did a pretty good job of it, because as of today it has been linked to several times, and translated into Italian and Portuguese. People seemed to particularly like this handy diagram I did:

If you've never understood what this term means, have a look at my definition and let me know if it makes sense to you. Because I predict you're going to hear a lot more about it soon.

UPDATE Sep 2010: The NESTA blog is sadly now defunct, but I have posted a summary of my original blog posting - as well as a story about how the image above made it around the world - here: Web 3.0 in plain English

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