What is Linked Data and Why Should Web Professionals Care?

In this fourteen minute interview with Manu Sporny Founder, CEO of Digital Bazaar a leader in the democratization of finance and payments on the Web we learn about Linked Data and why Web professionals should care.

Specifically we learn:

* The history of Linked Data
* Tim Berners Lee vision for Linked Data
* How data is locked in silos
* How Linked Data aims to free the data
* How Linked Data differs from the Semantic Web
* Examples of Linked Data
* Benefits of Linked Data and why Web professionals should care
* Recommendations for Web Professionals and how to get started
* Linked data plugins and tools
* Linked Data resources and best practices
* The importance of education and advocacy

According to LinkedData.org is about using the Web to connect related data that wasn’t previously linked, or using the Web to lower the barriers to linking data currently linked using other methods. More specifically, Wikipedia defines Linked Data as “a term used to describe a recommended best practice for exposing, sharing, and connecting pieces of data, information, and knowledge on the Semantic Web using URIs and RDF.”

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