Written by Richard MacManus / May 18, 2009 3:15 AM
Last week we discussed how the current era of the Web is evolving. One of the concepts we noted was Linked Data, an idea whose time has come in 2009. Sir Tim Berners-Lee, the inventor of the Web, gave a must-view talk at the TED Conference earlier this year evangelizing Linked Data. He said that Linked Data was a sea change akin to the invention of the WWW itself. We’ve gone from a Web of documents, via the WWW, to a Web of data. Berners-Lee is now on a crusade for everyone from government departments to individuals to open up their data and put it on the Web – so that others can link to it and use it. In this post we give a high level overview of Linked Data. Read on to stop and smell the roses.