Facebook and Linked Data

Yesterday I noticed some tweets from @gkob about a Facebook Developers Hack Day.  Following a tweet that:

#linkeddata folks: forget all your RDF & Sparql, you’ll have to compete with Facebook’s Graph API, and that war is about developer love

there were a number of responses from@kidehen, a Linked Date evangelist. How first comments was:

@gkob Facebook (#FB) is just another Data Space plugged into the global #WWW Data Space. It’s all good re. #LinkedData. “AND” is good 🙂

Followed by:

@gkob #Facebook has been creating a massive#LinkedData hub since inception. It doesn’t have to be hardcore #RDF to be useful Linked Data.

@kidehen admitted that:

@gkob only issue with #Facebook is #privacy & their #socialweb silo mentality. I find what they do with #data pretty pragmatic. #LinkedData

and concluded:

@gkob #RDF != #LinkedData. What #Facebook#Microsoft #Google #Yahoo! etc.. r doing re. structured data (without #RDF) is quite valuable.

Interesting discussion – and note that I’ve kept a copy of the discussion using Storify.

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