Web 3.0... Here we come.

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Driving to work the other morning the tall buildings had their tops in the clouds. Ah, clouds, it got me to thinking about Google's purchase of Metaweb .

Seattle... Your head in the cloud. Are your feet on the ground?

Seattle... "Is your head in the cloud? Are your feet on the ground?"

Metaweb invented Freebase, a massive semantic database using what it calls "entities" that improve search by distinguishing between terms that can mean several different things. In essence (and for the lack of a better term) Web 3.0 will turn the internet into a giant searchable database and our browsers into personal search assistants.  

Instead of making separate searches and sifting through the results, we'll type in a few sentences about what we're looking for and what we want to do and the browser will analyze and search for relevant answers and organize it into a scenario. For all practical purposes, we'll be having a conversation with our browser.

"I'm looking for a used compact car under $8,000 with less than 120,000 miles on it and after that I want to go to lunch, no fast food, either Mexican or Pho. Then I need to stop by a hardware store to pick up some potting soil for my deck plants.

The browser will do the search for you knowing your location, likes and dislikes, find and analyze what it thinks are the best results based on your history of likes and dislikes, distance, time of day, price, and proximity to each location for you, then present a few scenarios for you to chose from and/or respond to that you can tweak. This will be a big departure from our current search methods and habits online.

I'm excited and will be really interested to follow, yet I admit, there's a little voice in my head that's concerned. "Is my browser going to be way smarter than me?"

How about you?

Google Buys Metaweb for Better Search Results

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Charles Edwards Bentonville
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Rene, Thankfully you're here to keep us going in the right direction. My web browser is already WAY smarter than I am. 

The pictures of the northwest are terrific. I look forward to them...further proof that there is life after Eureka Springs! Someday the time will be just right and M and I will make a break for it.

Sep 11, 2010 07:24 PM #1
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Shelley Rowton
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It's going to be something that we have to stay on top of, because it's going to affect how we blog and tag, I think...

Sep 11, 2010 07:33 PM #2
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Charles: We're really in for one big new ride this decade. I've been doing quite a lot of research and what they are calling it is the "game layer" decade... So programs like FourSquare etc. are going to play an ever larger role. I look at it like this, regardless if I agree or want it... here we go. I want to stay on top of it... We'll have more options if we have a sense of what's going on...

Shelley: Yes, indeed we do... In a sense, long tail (as we use the term) will be the norm. That's a huge shift... We're essentially talking about living in a world with AI as a major influencer...

Sep 11, 2010 07:45 PM #3
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Glenn Roberts
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We could have used some of that action recently in and around Glacier National Park. There were clouds in the park, but not Web 3.0 type.

Sep 11, 2010 08:00 PM #4
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Hi René, In some ways, I think some of my posts will become more relevant and some of the others who tricked the SEO, will be less so. 

Well, I can dream that will be the result. But one thing is certain, writing our thoughts and ideas in context sure will be more fun. 

Sep 11, 2010 08:37 PM #6
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Glenn: Looks like you guys had a great vacation in Glacier National Park... definitely not the web3.0 cloud!

Don: thanks for stopping by...

William: But you are hitting on an awesome point, even though you're smiling... We need to talk, I'll give you a call. I just got a flash about "longtail"... and thinking about your blog, what you talk about, and the wonderful pictures you take... I think that will equate to some serious search engine recognition... Everything I've studied leads me to 3 things... search engines care most about 1. who you are, 2. what you do, 3. where you are... That's first, then the authority on your subject stuff starts and the whole SEO thingy. But I'm a Social Media SEO guy... what concerns me most is what's on the page, who's telling the story, and is the story something I (the search engine) can wrap myself around and offer up...

Sep 11, 2010 09:10 PM #7
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Just see this as Google once again knowing our every move, where we live, what we like, we will be plugged in to the wall at night like our phones within 15 years at this rate.

Sep 13, 2010 01:21 AM #8
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Todd: Star Trek was right once again... resistance is futile...

Sep 13, 2010 02:16 AM #9
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Aaron Seekford
Arlington Realty, Inc. - Arlington, VA
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Sounds pretty trippy. As long as these computers don't get smarter than we are, I'll welcome any new technology.

Sep 13, 2010 11:48 AM #10
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Aaron: It does sound trippy for sure.

Sep 13, 2010 02:39 PM #11
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Susan Brown
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Rene - It certainly does sound like the browser is going to be smarter.  Maybe a game show will come out of it..."Are you smarter than your browser?"

Sep 14, 2010 01:30 PM #12
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Susan: You're right on... we're entering into the decade of the game layer... A Game Show would be totally fitting.

Sep 14, 2010 01:51 PM #13
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Jeff R. Geoghan
Coldwell Banker Select Professionals - Lancaster, PA
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Blurs the line between a static search/return internet query and a human concierge service...

Sep 14, 2010 11:37 PM #14
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Rene Fabre
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Jeff: Yes it does... kind of an AI conversation...

Sep 15, 2010 01:24 PM #15
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Andrzej Niemyjski
Solutions Real Estate - Goodyear, AZ

I think we already started seeing some of this when Google announced Instant Search

Sep 26, 2010 11:47 AM #16
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Rene Fabre
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Andrzej: I'd agree... I've noticed it seems to save and offer up cache in a different way. And, Google seems to know more (and offer up more) about my past searches and where I am (without me using any of that in my search terms).

Sep 26, 2010 12:41 PM #17
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Andrzej Niemyjski
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Rene,

I'm pretty sure they cash your search patterns on their servers and thats why instant search only works when you logged into your google account.

Sep 28, 2010 02:08 PM #18
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Ross Quintana
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I kind of like making the ad companies guess at what I like. If we give them too much information to serve us, they will just manipulate us in such a way that we don't reaslize it. Of course I mean more than they already do...

Nov 21, 2010 02:00 PM #19
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Andrzej: I'm thinking the same thing...

Ross: I'm with you... Anyway, I'd rather just play with it myself. I really don't want a search engine (that's global) second guessing what I'm thinking about. If I want you know, I'll tell you...

Nov 22, 2010 02:32 PM #20
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