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Entropy
Additional Reading
Jan 18, 2010 - "Syanptic Web: Real-time is just the beginning" - An introduction to the Synaptic Web guest posted on Louis Gray's blog by @ChrisSaad
Dec 29, 2009 - "The problems involved with developing Synaptic Web applications". An argument for using human behavior to aid with weighted Synaptic Connections
By Freddy Snijder (@visionscaper) sohbet
Nov 8, 2009 - "Synaptic Web". Synaptify summerizes the link between Real-time, Attention, Semantics and the Synaptic Web
Synaptic Web on Twitter
Related Links
Noosphere - Wikipedia



Chris Saad edited FrontPage

Tue, 22 Mar 2011 14:45:21 +0000

It is at the synapse, the "gap" between one neuron and another, where neural connections are consummated to create pathways that, when used, are reinforced with additional connections and, when unused, are "pruned" to make way for new, more useful pathways. It is these incredible chemical bridges that define the patterns of communication that, at any given time, define our cognitive capacity.We believe that this evolving view of neural science provides an increasingly apt metaphor for what we call the "Synaptic Web" in that the connections between objects are more important than the objects themselves. The question is; how are these connections changing to create new experiences? In other words, there is an opportunity to stop looking at the nodes and start looking at the space between them.The exploding variety, speed and flexibility of electronic connections - those between people, data sets, applications, the real world and the online world, gestures and meaning and content and communication – is at the root of what some have called an evolving “collective intelligence.” Thus, the Synaptic Web is about the evolution of the Internet from document delivery platform, to a platform for communication ("2.0") and now towards something much more profound: a dynamic web of adaptive "organic" and implicit connections whereby real-time information flows give structure and meaning to previously unconnected sets of data. The Internet is a sea of conversations streaming through connections, and these patterns have meaning.Signs of the emerging Synaptic Web abound. risk being "pruned" themselves. SohbetThe same is true for Social Networks. These once mighty silos of communication are becoming ever more deeply connected to the fabric of the internet. Ultimately only the connections between the people (the 'social graph') and between their social objects (images, profiles, links and groups) really matter. These connections are now becoming part of every website we visit and they will become ever more intrinsic to our user experience. Private social networks will of course persist, but it will be users themselves, not the platforms, who decide with whom, what, when and where connections occur.Social profiles are becoming real-time streams. If the old profile was a neuron, the stream is a neural pathway or pattern. It is the connective tissue between applications and people that feeds information from one node to another. Profiles come and go, people express themselves using countless tools and technologies - the stream, however, is the consistent and persistent channel that matters. It is the new presentation metaphor that increases the level of information we can consume while reducing our sense of overload. Just like synapses, they fire, and like synapses, it is the collective patterns of multiple firings - multiple signals or re-tweets - that creates a pattern. Patterns create meaning. Tune in, tune out, it doesn't matter. The information will find you ifitmatters. Implicit information derived from content and gestures is one of the great opportunities of the Synaptic Web. To observe a set of gestures and connect them together creates a dynamic profile of interests, intentions and friends that can be used for discovery and filtering.Mobile phones once connected people via their killer app - voice. Their killer app now is computing and connecting in all flavors. From games to web browsing to location based services, phones are now hyper connected devices. Mobile devices represent powerful sensory nodes and are more pervasive, more personal and more aware (in terms of sight, sound, location) than the stationary PC platform ever could be. With geo-location data connected to messaging, mobiles are already enabling fortuitous connections between friends, friends of friends, like-minded strangers or countless commercial opportunities, and or all of which just happen to intersect in time and space. This is only possible when communication speeds reach near-real-time.Databases are becoming data peers. Most[...]



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Tue, 22 Mar 2011 12:43:27 +0000

It is at the synapse, the "gap" between one neuron and another, where neural connections are consummated to create pathways that, when used, are reinforced with additional connections and, when unused, are "pruned" to make way for new, more useful pathways. It is these incredible chemical bridges that define the patterns of communication that, at any given time, define our cognitive capacity.We believe that this evolving view of neural science provides an increasingly apt metaphor for what we call the "Synaptic Web" in that the connections between objects are more important than the objects themselves. The question is; how are these connections changing to create new experiences? In other words, there is an opportunity to stop looking at the nodes and start looking at the space between them.The exploding variety, speed and flexibility of electronic connections - those between people, data sets, applications, the real world and the online world, gestures and meaning and content and communication – is at the root of what some have called an evolving “collective intelligence.” Thus, the Synaptic Web is about the evolution of the Internet from document delivery platform, to a platform for communication ("2.0") and now towards something much more profound: a dynamic web of adaptive "organic" and implicit connections whereby real-time information flows give structure and meaning to previously unconnected sets of data. The Internet is a sea of conversations streaming through connections, and these patterns have meaning.Signs of the emerging Synaptic Web abound. risk being "pruned" themselves. SohbetThe same is true for Social Networks. These once mighty silos of communication are becoming ever more deeply connected to the fabric of the internet. Ultimately only the connections between the people (the 'social graph') and between their social objects (images, profiles, links and groups) really matter. These connections are now becoming part of every website we visit and they will become ever more intrinsic to our user experience. Private social networks will of course persist, but it will be users themselves, not the platforms, who decide with whom, what, when and where connections occur.Social profiles are becoming real-time streams. If the old profile was a neuron, the stream is a neural pathway or pattern. It is the connective tissue between applications and people that feeds information from one node to another. Profiles come and go, people express themselves using countless tools and technologies - the stream, however, is the consistent and persistent channel that matters. It is the new presentation metaphor that increases the level of information we can consume while reducing our sense of overload. Just like synapses, they fire, and like synapses, it is the collective patterns of multiple firings - multiple signals or re-tweets - that creates a pattern. Patterns create meaning. Tune in, tune out, it doesn't matter. The information will find you ifitmatters. Implicit information derived from content and gestures is one of the great opportunities of the Synaptic Web. To observe a set of gestures and connect them together creates a dynamic profile of interests, intentions and friends that can be used for discovery and filtering.Mobile phones once connected people via their killer app - voice. Their killer app now is computing and connecting in all flavors. From games to web browsing to location based services, phones are now hyper connected devices. Mobile devices represent powerful sensory nodes and are more pervasive, more personal and more aware (in terms of sight, sound, location) than the stationary PC platform ever could be. With geo-location data connected to messaging, mobiles are already enabling fortuitous connections between friends, friends of friends, like-minded strangers or countless commercial opportunities, and or all of which just happen to intersect in time and space. This is only possible when communication speeds reach near-real-time.Databases ar[...]



Ben Smith edited FrontPage

Mon, 06 Sep 2010 11:41:14 +0000

Not surprisingly, many have asked how the Synaptic web relates to the Semantic web. The question stems not just from the similarity in terms but also the observation that they address many of the same issues.This is no accident. Our ideas about what we’ve called the Synaptic web are directly informed by observations, our own and others', about the status of Semantic web ideas and initiatives that have been in play for well over a decade. Specifically:
1) semantic systems are still largely confined to the lab - however brilliant in the abstract, real-life technical and (more importantly) organizational and behavioral obstacles continue to block widespread adoption. It is now painfully obvious that machines often fail to make the right connections because only the most diligent humans have the patience and understanding to properly classify their work and others have incentives to intentionally misclassify content.
at scale. scale. Oyunlar1
3) real progress toward a richer and more connected and “intelligent” web is occurring – we think this is happening as a result of the sheer mass of content and density of connections that now exist and through a process that more closely resembles biological/neurological change than an engineering effort.
It's important to note that, whereas the Semantic web has always been a prescriptive project - specifically concerned with architecting the web’s future - we’re more interested in building a descriptive framework to help us understand what’s actually happening, how and why and with the goal of keeping our own systems "firing".



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Wed, 26 May 2010 23:04:48 +0000

Technologies
RDF, XML, OWL, Microformats, etc.
FOAF??ActivityStreams
Major challenges
Complexity, Scale, Deceit



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Chris Saad edited FrontPage

Mon, 29 Mar 2010 17:47:42 +0000

Filtering is not just a synaptic web opportunity, it is a synaptic process in and of itself. Making connections between the content and conversations in your daily life and your current interests and future intents will result from machine learning, human teaching and user experience improvements. All of these will make the synaptic web easier to use, but also more powerful.
These changes can be summarized in terms of the following general characteristics:
connections
E.g.
E.g. Email vs. Streams
More types of connections
E.g.
E.g. Yellow pages directory (Search = Results)vs. Augmented Reality (Video + Geolocation + Directory + Personal Interests)
More density of connections
E.g.
E.g. Quicktime VR (One author, one image) vs. Microsoft Photosynth (100s of Authors with 100s of Pictures automatically stitched/connected together)
More organic connections
E.g.
E.g. Facebook connect hub-n-spoke model where the target API is known vs. Peer-2-peer DataPortability where the endpoints are open and interoperable
More implicit connections
E.g.
E.g. Typing in broad, static interests vs. Automatically detecting changing interests from lifestreams
Deeper connections
E.g.
E.g. Links to sites vs. Embedded widgets that combine functionality from multiple sites
So, what's a “synaptic” application? We think they reflect some combination of the following traits:
They connect two or more categories of things together (E.g. People and Data, Content and Communication, Data and Devices, Places and Companies)



Eric Blantz edited FrontPage

Tue, 09 Mar 2010 20:13:15 +0000

Not surprisingly, many have asked how the Synaptic web relates to the Semantic web. The question stems not just from the similarity in terms but also the observation that they address many of the same issues.This is no accident. Our ideas about what we’ve called the Synaptic web are directly informed by observations, our own and others', about the status of Semantic web ideas and initiatives that have been in play for well over a decade. Specifically:
1) semantic systems are still largely confined to the lab - however brilliant in the abstract, real-life technical and (more importantly) organizational and behavioral obstacles continue to block widespread adoption. It is now painfully obvious that machines often fail to make the right connections because only the most diligent humans have the patience and understanding to properly classify their work and others have incentives to intentionally misclassify content.
- with it may be that semantic systems can achieve scale. We'd love to see it happen. Meantime, the advent of the real-time web, increasingly effective publishing, sharing and engagement tools make it easier to find connections between nodes in near-real time by leveraging the power of systems (machine learning, neural networks, etc.) to infer meaning and connections by observing human gestures at scale.
3) real progress toward a richer and more connected and “intelligent” web is occurring – we think this is happening as a result of the sheer mass of content and density of connections that now exist and through what a process that more closely resembles a biological/neurological process change than a an engineering effort.
It's important to note that, whereas the Semantic web has always been a prescriptive project - specifically concerned with designing architecting the web’s future - we’re more interested in building a descriptive framework to help us understand what’s actually happening, how and why and with the goal of keeping our own systems "firing".
The following table is our attempt to highlight what we think are some of the key distinctions between Semantic and Synaptic frameworks.
Semantic Web



Eric Blantz edited FrontPage

Tue, 09 Mar 2010 20:02:29 +0000

The Synaptic Web is forming. It will be made of small pieces loosely and organically joined. More profoundly, though, the connections between those pieces will be just as important as the pieces themselves. The connections will be interoperable and create spontaneous meaningful interactions. The network will look less like a two dimensional spiders web and more like a three dimensional human brain. And like with all things, the more connections occur, the faster our pace of innovation and serendipity.
Comparisons to the Semantic Web
Predicatably, given the similarity in terms, many have asked how the Synaptic Web relates to the Semantic web.
While both terms highlight the importance of connections, it is our belief that automated semantic analysis and classification - Semantics - is simply one way to create richer connections between nodes. Unfortunately, though, it has been painfully obvious that machines fail to make the right connections only the most diligent humans have the patience and understanding to properly classify their work.
With the advent of the real-time web, however, increasingly effective publishing, sharing and engagement tools are making it easier to find connections between nodes in near-real time by observing human gestures at scale, rather than relying on machine classification.
Humans will always be better at making logical and creative connections than machines (at least for now). Therefore the more we humans share in near real-time the more machines are able to simply observe and document the links being asserted.
Synaptic vs Semantic Web

Not surprisingly, many have asked how the Synaptic web relates to the Semantic web. The question stems not just from the similarity in terms but also the observation that they address many of the same issues.This is no accident. Our ideas about what we’ve called the Synaptic web are directly informed by observations, our own and others', about the status of Semantic web ideas and initiatives that have been in play for well over a decade. Specifically:
1) semantic systems are still largely confined to the lab - however brilliant in the abstract, real-life technical and (more importantly) organizational and behavioral obstacles continue to block widespread adoption. It is now painfully obvious that machines often fail to make the right connections because only the most diligent humans have the patience and understanding to properly classify their work and others have incentives to intentionally misclassify content.
2) semantic analysis and data classification is simply one way to create richer connections on the network - with the advent of the real-time web, increasingly effective publishing, sharing and engagement tools make it easier to find connections between nodes in near-real time by leveraging the power of systems (machine learning, neural networks, etc.) to infer meaning and connections by observing human gestures at scale.
3) real progress toward a richer and more connected and “intelligent” web is occurring – we think this is happening through what more closely resembles a biological/neurological process than a engineering effort.
why and with the goal of better adapting keeping our own work. systems "firing".
The following table is our attempt to highlight what we think are some of the key distinctions between Semantic and Synaptic frameworks.
Semantic Web
Framework
Structured/Organized
“plastic”“Plastic”
Primary Connections
Computer – Computer



Eric Blantz edited FrontPage

Tue, 09 Mar 2010 19:56:10 +0000

With the advent of the real-time web, however, increasingly effective publishing, sharing and engagement tools are making it easier to find connections between nodes in near-real time by observing human gestures at scale, rather than relying on machine classification.
Humans will always be better at making logical and creative connections than machines (at least for now). Therefore the more we humans share in near real-time the more machines are able to simply observe and document the links being asserted.
Synaptic vs Semantic Web
Not surprisingly, many have asked how the Synaptic web relates to the Semantic web. The question stems not just from the similarity in terms but also the observation that they address many of the same issues.This is no accident. Our ideas about what we’ve called the Synaptic web are directly informed by observations, our own and others', about the status of Semantic web ideas and initiatives that have been in play for well over a decade. Specifically:
1) semantic systems are still largely confined to the lab - however brilliant in the abstract, real-life technical and (more importantly) organizational and behavioral obstacles continue to block widespread adoption. It is now painfully obvious that machines often fail to make the right connections because only the most diligent humans have the patience and understanding to properly classify their work and others have incentives to intentionally misclassify content.
2) semantic analysis and data classification is simply one way to create richer connections on the network - with the advent of the real-time web, increasingly effective publishing, sharing and engagement tools make it easier to find connections between nodes in near-real time by leveraging the power of systems (machine learning, neural networks, etc.) to infer meaning and connections by observing human gestures at scale.
3) real progress toward a richer and more connected and “intelligent” web is occurring – we think this is happening through what more closely resembles a biological/neurological process than a engineering effort.
It's important to note that, whereas the Semantic web has always been a prescriptive project - specifically concerned with designing the web’s future - we’re more interested in building a descriptive framework to help us understand what’s actually happening, how and why with the goal of better adapting our own work.
The following table is our attempt to highlight what we think are some of the key distinctions between Semantic and Synaptic frameworks.
Semantic Web
Synaptic Web
Focus/Intent
Prescriptive – A vision of the future web and framework for achieving it.
Descriptive – Attempt to frame what is actually happening
Key Metaphors
Language/Semantics/Architecture
Biology/Neurology/Evolution
Key Drivers
Academics
Users/practitioners
Framework
Structured/Organized
“plastic”
Primary Connections
Computer – Computer
Person – Computer – Person
Connection enablers
Standards/specifications
User actions and gestures
Reference Applications
Computer Agents
Crowd-sourcing, linked streams
Technologies
RDF, XML, OWL, Microformats, etc.
FOAF??
Major challenges
Complexity, Scale, Deceit
Entropy

Additional Reading
Jan 18, 2010 - "Syanptic Web: Real-time is just the beginning" - An introduction to the Synaptic Web guest posted on Louis Gray's blog by @ChrisSaad



Chris Saad edited FrontPage

Fri, 26 Feb 2010 02:16:30 +0000

Dec 21, 2009 - "Towards a web of activity streams realizing the synaptic web paradigm" - How a global web of activity streams emerges on top of social media platforms, behaving like a learning synaptic web. By Freddy Snijder (@visionscaper)
Nov 8, 2009 - "Synaptic Web". Synaptify summerizes the link between Real-time, Attention, Semantics and the Synaptic Web
on Twitter oyunlar1 Twitter
Related Links
Noosphere - Wikipedia



Ben Smith edited FrontPage

Thu, 25 Feb 2010 22:40:51 +0000

Dec 21, 2009 - "Towards a web of activity streams realizing the synaptic web paradigm" - How a global web of activity streams emerges on top of social media platforms, behaving like a learning synaptic web. By Freddy Snijder (@visionscaper)
Nov 8, 2009 - "Synaptic Web". Synaptify summerizes the link between Real-time, Attention, Semantics and the Synaptic Web
on Twitter Twitter oyunlar1
Related Links
Noosphere - Wikipedia



Eric Blantz edited FrontPage

Fri, 19 Feb 2010 18:55:55 +0000

ByKhris Loux,Eric Blantz,Chris Saadand you...The Internet is constantly evolving. As the speed, flexibility and complexity of connections increase exponentially, the Web is increasingly beginning to resemble a biological analog; the human brain. But what exactly is it that’s makes us, or the Web, smart? These chemically-mediated connections are called Synapses. "synapses."Even if the total number of brain cells, or neurons, begins to diminish in early adulthood, our ability to generate new connections between neurons and between different parts of the brain – what neurologist call “plasticity” - persists throughout life. What's more, the brain seems to be like any other muscle in that plasticity can be increased with exercise.It is at the synapse, the "gap" between one neuron and another, where neural connections are consummated to create pathways that, when used, are reinforced with additional connections and, when unused, are "pruned" to make way for new, more useful pathways. It is these incredible chemical bridges that define the patterns of communication that, at any given time, define our cognitive capacity.Signs of the emerging Synaptic Web abound.Where we once built destination websites that had loose connections in the forms of links, we now build widgets; lightweight pieces of functionality that connect countless sites and services using rich, deep and meaningful pieces of functionality. Like individual neurons, "sites" must now maximize their connections to outside data sources and applications in response to external stimuli or risk being "pruned" themselves. users tehmselves, , themselves, not the platforms, who decide with whom, what, when and where connections occur.Social profiles are becoming real-time streams. If the old profile was a neuron, the stream is a neural pathway or pattern. It is the connective tissue between applications and people that feeds information from one node to another. Profiles come and go, people express themselves using countless tools and technologies - the stream, however, is the consistent and persistent channel that matters. It is the new presentation metaphor that increases the level of information we can consume while reducing our sense of overload. Just like synapses, they fire, and like synapses, it is the collective patterns of multiple firings - multiple signals or re-tweets - that creates a pattern. Patterns create meaning. Tune in, tune out, it doesn't matter. The information will find you ifitmatters. Implicit information derived from content and gestures is one of the great opportunities of the Synaptic Web. To observe a set of gestures and connect them together creates a dynamic profile of interests, intentions and friends that can be used for discovery and filtering.Mobile phones once connected people via their killer app - voice. Their killer app now is computing and connecting in all flavors. From games to web browsing to location based services, phones are now hyper connected devices. Mobile devices represent powerful sensory nodes and are more pervasive, more personal and more aware (in terms of sight, sound, location) than the stationary PC platform ever could be. With geo-location data connected to messaging, mobiles are already enabling fortuitous connections between friends, friends of friends, like-minded strangers or countless commercial opportunities, and or all of which just happen to intersect in time and space. This is only possible when communication speeds reach near-real-time.In the Synaptic Web, filtering is more important than search. At the very least it is the next generation tool to help navigate the content discovery problem. While search is about narrowing[...]



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Mon, 08 Feb 2010 03:22:49 +0000

It is at the synapse, the "gap" between one neuron and another, where neural connections are consummated to create pathways that, when used, are reinforced with additional connections and, when unused, are "pruned" to make way for new, more useful pathways. It is these incredible chemical bridges that define the patterns of communication that, at any given time, define our cognitive capacity.
We believe that this evolving view of neural science provides an increasingly apt metaphor for what we call the "Synaptic Web" in that the connections between objects are more important than the objects themselves. The question is; how are these connections changing to create new experiences? In other words, there is an opportunity to stop looking at the nodes and start looking at the space between them.
of data. data. The Internet is a sea of conversations streaming through connections, and these patterns have meaning.
Signs of the emerging Synaptic Web abound.
Where we once built destination websites that had loose connections in the forms of links, we now build widgets; lightweight pieces of functionality that connect countless sites and services using rich, deep and meaningful pieces of functionality. Like individual neurons, "sites" must now maximize their connections to outside data sources and applications in response to external stimuli or risk being "pruned" themselves.



Eric Blantz edited FrontPage

Wed, 03 Feb 2010 23:46:28 +0000

Even if the total number of brain cells, or neurons, begins to diminish in early adulthood, our ability to generate new connections between neurons and between different parts of the brain – what neurologist call “plasticity” - persists throughout life. What's more, the brain seems to be like any other muscle in that plasticity can be increased with exercise.It is at the synapse, the "gap" between one neuron and another, where neural connections are consummated to create pathways that, when used, are reinforced with additional connections and, when unused, are "pruned" to make way for new, more useful pathways. It is these incredible chemical bridges that define the patterns of communication that, at any given time, define our cognitive capacity.The same is trueWe believe that this evolving view of neural science provides an increasingly apt metaphor for what we call the Web. In the Synaptic Web, "Synaptic Web" in that the connections between objects are more important than the objects themselves. The question is; how are these connections changing to create new experiences? In other words, there is an opportunity to stop looking at the nodes and start looking at the space between them.The exploding variety, speed and flexibility of electronic connections - those between people, data sets, applications, the real world and the online world, gestures and meaning and content and communication – is at the root of what some have called an evolving “collective intelligence.” Thus, the Synaptic Web is about the evolution of the Internet from document delivery platform, to a platform for communication ("2.0") and now towards something much more profound: a dynamic web of adaptive organic "organic" and implicit connections whereby real-time information flows give structure and meaning to previously unconnected sets of data.Signs of the emerging Synaptic Web abound. being pruned "pruned" themselves.The same is true for Social Networks. These once mighty silos of communication are becoming ever more deeply connected to the fabric of the internet. Ultimately only the connections between the people (the 'social graph') and between their social objects (images, profiles, links and groups) really matter. These connections are now becoming part of every website we visit and they will continue to become a fundamental aspect of ever more intrinsic to our user experience. Dedicated Private social networks will of course persist, but their gates will be forced open by a relentless pressure to connect. It it will be users tehmselves, , not the platforms, who decide with whom, what, when and where connections occur, not the platforms. occur.Social profiles are becoming real-time streams. If the old profile was a neuron, the stream is a neural pathway or pattern. It is the connective tissue between applications and people that feeds information from one node to another. Profiles come and go, people express themselves using countless tools and technologies - the stream, however, is the consistent and persistent channel that matters. It is the new presentation metaphor that increases the level of information we can consume while reducing our sense of overload. Just like synapses, they fire, and like synapses, it is the collective patterns of multiple firings - multiple signals or re-tweets - that creates a pattern. Patterns create meaning. Tune in, tune out, it doesn't matter. The information will find you ifitmatters. Implicit information derived from content and gestures is one of the great opportunities of the Synaptic Web. To observe a set of gestures and connect them together creates a dynamic profil[...]



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Wed, 03 Feb 2010 04:38:43 +0000

Stay updated about the Synaptic Web on Twitter via @SynapticWeb
Preamble
The purpose of this document is to present a straw man overview of emerging trends on the next generation web. We encourage participation and conversation about these proposals so that we, as participants in this ecosystem, can come to a communal understanding about current and emerging opportunities for all aspects of life including business, lifestyle, media and politics.

The Synaptic Web
ByKhris Loux,Eric Blantz,Chris Saadand you...



Chris Saad edited SideBar

Tue, 26 Jan 2010 08:50:32 +0000

Preamble
The purpose of this document is to present a straw man overview of emerging trends on the next generation web. We encourage participation and conversation about these proposals so that we, as participants in this ecosystem, can come to a communal understanding our current and emerging opportunities for the web.
Synaptic Web on Twitter



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Related Links
Noosphere - Wikipedia
on Twitter Diyet Sohbet Twitter
Khris Loux Keynotes about the Synaptic Web at Defrag. Filmed by CS Techcast.
Follow Synaptic Web on Twitter via@SynapticWeb



Freddy Snijder edited FrontPage

Wed, 20 Jan 2010 09:27:31 +0000

Humans will always be better at making logical and creative connections than machines (at least for now). Therefore the more we humans share in near real-time the more machines are able to simply observe and document the links being asserted.
Additional Reading
- Syanptic "Syanptic Web: Real-time is just the beginning" - An introduction to the Synaptic Web guest posted on Louis Gray's blog by @ChrisSaad @ChrisSaad
Dec 29, 2009 - "The problems involved with developing Synaptic Web applications". An argument for using human behavior to aid with weighted Synaptic Connections
Dec 21, 2009 - "Towards a web of activity streams realizing the synaptic web paradigm" - How a global web of activity streams emerges on top of social media platforms, behaving like a learning synaptic web. By Freddy Snijder (@visionscaper)

Nov 8, 2009 - "Synaptic Web". Synaptify summerizes the link between Real-time, Attention, Semantics and the Synaptic Web
Dec, 2009 - "The problems involved with developing Synaptic Web applications". An argument for using human behavior to aid with weighted Synaptic Connections
Synaptic Web on Twitter
Related Links



Chris Saad edited FrontPage

Mon, 18 Jan 2010 21:52:13 +0000

Humans will always be better at making logical and creative connections than machines (at least for now). Therefore the more we humans share in near real-time the more machines are able to simply observe and document the links being asserted.
Additional Reading
Jan 18, 2010 - Syanptic Web: Real-time is just the beginning" - An introduction to the Synaptic Web guest posted on Louis Gray's blog by @ChrisSaad
Nov 8, 2009 - "Synaptic Web". Synaptify summerizes the link between Real-time, Attention, Semantics and the Synaptic Web
Dec, 2009 - "The problems involved with developing Synaptic Web applications". An argument for using human behavior to aid with weighted Synaptic Connections



Chris Saad edited FrontPage

Fri, 15 Jan 2010 02:26:48 +0000

Noosphere - Wikipedia
Synaptic Web on Twitter Diyet Sohbet
Khris Loux Keynotes about the Synaptic Web at Defrag. Filmed by CS Techcast.
Follow Synaptic Web on Twitter via@SynapticWeb



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The purpose of this document is to present a straw man overview of emerging trends on the next generation web. We encourage participation and conversation about these proposals so that we, as participants in this ecosystem, can come to a communal understanding about current and emerging opportunities for all aspects of life including business, lifestyle, media and politics.The Synaptic WebBy Khris Loux, Eric Blantz, Chris Saad andByKhris Loux,Eric Blantz,Chris Saadand you...The Internet is constantly evolving. As the speed, flexibility and complexity of connections increase exponentially, the Web is increasingly beginning to resemble a biological analog; the human brain. But what exactly is it that’s makes us, or the Web, smart? of the connections between theconnectionsbetween neurons, not simply neurons themselves, which are at the root of intelligence. These connections are called Synapses.Even if the total number of brain cells, or neurons, begins to diminish in early adulthood, our ability to generate new connections between neurons and between different parts of the brain – what essay writers neurologist call “plasticity” - persists throughout life. What's more, the brain seems to be like any other muscle in that plasticity can be increased with exercise.It is at the synapse, the "gap" between one neuron and another, where neural connections are consummated to create pathways that, when used, are reinforced with additional connections and, when unused, are "pruned" to make way for new, more useful pathways. It is these incredible chemical bridges that define the patterns of communication that, at any given time, define our cognitive capacity.The same is true for the Web. In the Synaptic Web, the connections between objects are more important than the objects themselves. The question is; how are these connections changing to create new experiences? In other words, there is an opportunity to stop looking at the nodes and start looking at the space between them.Where we once built destination websites that had loose connections in the forms of links, we now build widgets; lightweight pieces of functionality that connect countless sites and services using rich, deep and meaningful pieces of functionality. Like individual neurons, "sites" must now maximize their connections to outside data sources and applications in response to external stimuli or risk being pruned themselves.The same is true for Social Networks. These once mighty silos of communication are becoming ever more deeply connected to the fabric of the internet. Ultimately only the connections between the people (the 'social graph') and between their social objects (images, profiles, links and groups) really matter. These connections are now becoming part of every website we visit and they will continue to become a fundamental aspect of our user experience. Dedicated social networks will of course persist, but their gates will be forced open by a relentless pressure to connect. It will be users who decide with whom, what, when and where connections occur, not the platforms. you if it matters. ifitmatters. Implicit information derived from essay writing content and gestures is one of the great opportunities of the Synaptic Web. To observe a set of gestures and connect them together creates a dynamic profile of interests, intentions and friends that can be used for discovery and filtering.Mobile phones once co[...]