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RT @jorgeferrer: I think we ne…

RT @jorgeferrer: I think we need this more than we realize yet QT @Open Web Payment standards: http://t.co/W5eLxjFl #payswarm

Crisis of Money/Capitalism and…

Crisis of Money/Capitalism and bold new Web tech that will help: http://t.co/Y6cnpWf1 #futureofmoney #w3c #payswarm

@gleonhard re: Crisis of Capit…

@gleonhard re: Crisis of Capitalism – series of articles on that for futurists: http://t.co/hi9kHNK3

The future of Finance is the W…

The future of Finance is the Web: http://t.co/Pp938jHz #payswarm #ripple #futureofmoney #w3c

Open Web Payment standards and…

Open Web Payment standards and The New Economy: http://t.co/W5eLxjFl #payswarm

@cssquirrel Then you, sir, are…

@cssquirrel Then you, sir, are fit for building the Web! Bonus points if you’re flexible. #webdevporn #nsfw #awkward

@cssquirrel The back end is th…

@cssquirrel The back end is the new front end.

@agebhard did they end the mee…

@agebhard did they end the meeting with: “… and that’s why it’s a bad idea to use Klout scores for anything. The End.” ?

Pretty brilliant – Google laun…

Pretty brilliant – Google launches Chromebooks for education/schools: http://t.co/GBbTfl6O #nexted

Outstanding acid-electro-tron-…

Outstanding acid-electro-tron-robo-dance number by Wrecking Orchestra… http://t.co/dN4xawKS #idontevenknow

Today in JSON-LD (JSON-LD Synt…

Today in JSON-LD (JSON-LD Syntax finalized, @graph support in framing, aggressive embedding): http://t.co/XzyTmKnP #jsonld #w3c

Leap makes the XBox Kinect loo…

Leap makes the XBox Kinect look like a… umm… toy: http://t.co/SLoPLc2T /via @kidehen #ux #ui #minority #report

10 reasons why it’s okay to ha…

10 reasons why it’s okay to hate Facebook and their overvalued IPO: http://t.co/BySf5v3o #thereisaidit

hahahah, whuuuu!? Pebble e-pap…

hahahah, whuuuu!? Pebble e-paper watch goes 10,189% over their KickStarter goal: http://t.co/j9x2SBpG

12 year-old explains the Canad…

12 year-old explains the Canadian debt crisis – Victoria Grant, you are awesome: http://t.co/kE8GQypD

There is a reason that all gre…

There is a reason that all great art & code is crafted in a t-shirt and a comfortable pair of pants, and not a suit and tie. #make

Google just got a whole lot sm…

Google just got a whole lot smarter – launches Knowledge Graph (aka Linked Data app): http://t.co/nJSxakKS #jsonld #rdfa #w3c #lod

Ouch… @cssquirrel tears @hix…

Ouch… @cssquirrel tears @hixie a new one (3 times over): http://t.co/oyKcOROt #whatwg #w3c #html5

Mike Rowe on the war on hard w…

Mike Rowe on the war on hard work (video): http://t.co/6dxbLbRU #ted

BREAKING: Browser-based HTML5 …

BREAKING: Browser-based HTML5 RDFa editor for Web developers (real-time editing/visualization) http://t.co/dbGaaTzB #rdfa #html5

@sebhth please send further co…

@sebhth please send further comments to the RDF Web Apps mailing list – important that they’re recorded and heard.

@sebhth It was a judgement cal…

@sebhth It was a judgement call on what the future of HTML5 markup would be – and we think it’s not going to be Flash. :)

@jreschke /only/ kicks in when…

@jreschke /only/ kicks in when both @re[lv] & @property are used on same element & then only for terms (full IRIs and CURIEs still work)

@sebhth You can always use @re…

@sebhth You can always use @resource – our feeling was that OBJECT is quickly being replaced by native SVG, <audio>, and <video>

Today in RDFa (last remaining …

Today in RDFa (last remaining HTML5+RDFa issues, all RDFa 1.1 issues are RESOLVED!): http://t.co/zqeMNJAM #w3c #rdfa #html5

@lyena @DocSheldon … wait, i…

@lyena @DocSheldon … wait, isn’t the MIT Media Lab our version of Hogwarts?

MIT student creates system tha…

MIT student creates system that can levitate and control any metal like Magneto in the X-Men: http://t.co/kdSIMYIM /via Marie Wallace

@brucel The HTML9 dev process …

@brucel The HTML9 dev process uses an “always-reject” model – leads to consistent, equitable, rapid progress: http://t.co/t7vZfJX8 #html9

Work on HTML9 boilerplate alre…

Work on HTML9 boilerplate already begun: http://t.co/8mV6VtyR /cc @paul_irish /via @davidlehn #html5 #nodejs #nosql #jquery #css3 #ruby #git

Global Accessibility Awareness…

Global Accessibility Awareness Day is Today – how Linked Data can help make accessibility better: http://t.co/p6fUPT3A #a11y #rdfa

@metaome Google supports RDFa …

@metaome Google supports RDFa for both Rich Snippets /and/ for http://t.co/KJRRN69i (look up “Facebook OGP” too): http://t.co/CLgXpSSf #rdfa

@jntrnr We have folks working …

@jntrnr We have folks working on docs and content – release early, release often. We have a pretty cool announcement coming tomorrow…

A simple, rational message abo…

A simple, rational message about RDFa 1.1 and the web: http://t.co/Ejz0kmdo #rdfa #w3c #meme

Just 90 minutes into the http:…

Just 90 minutes into the http://t.co/UzLk4PIe launch, commits coming in, have already gone live: http://t.co/3zFGsbob #rdfa #w3c #html5

@jindrichmynarz Yeah, every ne…

@jindrichmynarz Yeah, every new site we create now has Bootstrap baked in – so useful! http://t.co/TO3d9EHL #bootstrap

@agebhard thanks! We have an e…

@agebhard thanks! We have an even more exciting RDFa announcement coming tomorrow… :)

Great analogy! RT @danja: #mic…

Great analogy! RT @danja: #microdata = carbs, #rdfa = protein. Choose your diet WebMasters… #html5 #rdf #longrun

Three simple reasons Web devel…

Three simple reasons Web developers use RDFa 1.1 over Microdata (see the comments): http://t.co/NsWHRZ0j #rdfa #w3c #microdata

A New Resource for Web Develop…

A New Resource for Web Developers that want to add Linked Data to HTML: http://t.co/f9lH7qAP /via @SemanticWeb #w3c #rdfa #html5

Just launched! Web developer-f…

Just launched! Web developer-focused site for adding RDFa to Web pages: http://t.co/UzLk4PIe #rdfa #w3c #html5

Inter-bank financial transfers…

Inter-bank financial transfers just went real-time with Dwolla’s FiSync: http://t.co/wE75o3lz #futureofmoney

Drupal devs narrow search for …

Drupal devs narrow search for native REST API data format to JSON-LD, HAL, and CMIS: http://t.co/JNIdfCsE #jsonld #rest #drupal

Today in JSON-LD (expanded for…

Today in JSON-LD (expanded form, value space of keyword values, specifying API options): http://t.co/cdLXRKo5 #jsonld #w3c

New Web technology leads to ma…

New Web technology leads to massive massive reduction in miscommunication: Sartalics – http://t.co/hG9gQecV /via @neurobashing

If you are a W3C member, don’t…

If you are a W3C member, don’t forget to vote for RDFa 1.1 (only visible to RDFa members): http://t.co/k5gALgSN #rdfa #w3c

Final version of RDFa 1.1 has …

Final version of RDFa 1.1 has just been published! Voting starts by W3C members… NOW! http://t.co/MUCpOCEp #rdfa #w3c

Blindingly Fast RDFa 1.1 Proce…

Blindingly Fast RDFa 1.1 Processing – librdfa 1.1 released and ready for production use: http://t.co/0qX13Vny #rdfa #w3c

Blindingly Fast RDFa 1.1 Processing

The fastest RDFa processor in the world just got a big update – librdfa 1.1 has just been released! librdfa is a SAX-based RDFa processor, written in pure C – which makes it very portable to a variety of different software and hardware architectures. It’s also tiny and fast – the binary is smaller than this web page (around 47KB), and it’s capable of extracting roughly 5,000 triples per second per CPU core from an HTML or XML document. If you use Raptor or the Redland libraries, you use librdfa.

The timing for this release coincides with the push for a full standard at W3C for RDFa 1.1. The RDFa 1.1 specification has been in feature-freeze for over a month and is proceeding to W3C vote to finalize it as an officially recognized standard. There are now 5 fully conforming implementations for RDFa in a variety of languages – librdfa in C, PyRDFa in Python, RDF::RDFa in Ruby, Green Turtle in JavaScript, and clj-rdfa in Clojure.

It took about a month of spare-time hacking on librdfa to update it to support RDFa 1.1. It has also been given a new back-end document processor. A migration from libexpat to libxml2 was performed in order to better support processing of badly authored HTML documents as well as well formed XML documents. Support for all of the new features in RDFa 1.1 have been added, including the @vocab attribute, @prefix, and @inlist. Full support for RDFa Lite 1.1 has also been included. A great deal of time was also put into making sure that there were absolutely no memory leaks or pointer issues across all 700+ tests in the RDFa 1.1 Test Suite. There is still some work that needs to be done to add HTML5 @datetime attribute support and fix xml:base processing in SVG files, but that’s fairly small stuff that will be implemented over the next month or two.

Many thanks to Daniel Richard G., who updated the build system to be more cross-platform and pure C compliant on a variety of different architectures. Also thanks to Dave Longley who fixed the very last memory leak, which turned out to be a massive pain to find and resolve. This version of librdfa is ready for production use for processing all XML+RDFa and XHTML+RDFa documents. This version also supports both RDFa 1.0 and RDFa 1.1, as well as RDFa Lite 1.1. While support for HTML5+RDFa is 95% of the way there, I expect that it will be 100% in the next month or two.

Kauffman Foundation finds that…

Kauffman Foundation finds that 78% of 100 VC funds fail to do better than the public markets: http://t.co/15799f6D #vc #crowdfunding

W3C Memes – oooh, Web standard…

W3C Memes – oooh, Web standards humor from the HTML WG Fist-to-Face – RT @shepazu: Awesome. http://t.co/H3lgX67w #w3cmemes

Proposal to add RDFa markup to…

Proposal to add RDFa markup to New York City government website: http://t.co/12V9uj8U /via @jqnatividad #rdfa #w3c #greatidea

@giyom re: XPrize for P2P fina…

@giyom re: XPrize for P2P financial infrastructure – If there is, sign us up! http://t.co/5sfDJ2SK #payswarm #futureofmoney

First fully conforming RDFa 1….

First fully conforming RDFa 1.1 processor in JavaScript released: http://t.co/CxBgiIpo /via @alexmilowski #xhtml #rdfa #w3c

Classical flash mob (love the …

Classical flash mob (love the look on the passenger’s faces – true happiness): http://t.co/m0f6VFnL #music #gatewaytothe #soul

Today in RDFa (Last changes to…

Today in RDFa (Last changes to RDFa 1.1 – now frozen for W3C vote, HTML+RDFa issues): http://t.co/TAfX4Y6u #rdfa #w3c

Awesome Google Chrome extensio…

Awesome Google Chrome extension adds Tomahawk/Spotify play buttons to pages that use RDFa: http://t.co/iC45EJDr /via @tomahawk #rdfa

From the Wells Fargo Merchant …

From the Wells Fargo Merchant Services Agreement: “This agreement contains a provision /hat/” – bs! No such hat was provided to me.

Facebook to IPO in 13 days at …

Facebook to IPO in 13 days at $100 BeeeeLLION dollars: http://t.co/ssqny8IZ /via @slashdot #yawn #facebook #ipo #overvalued

@elisabethstaab err, I mean if…

@elisabethstaab err, I mean if technology failed, we’d start trading in dismembered fingers & organs. It’s the only reasonable outcome.

@elisabethstaab That is, after…

@elisabethstaab That is, after the Great Post-apocalyptic Social Media War of 2045, which would wipe out 95% of the world’s population.

@elisabethstaab even if we hav…

@elisabethstaab even if we have a cataclysmic event, we’d just go back to nation-backed paper currency and banks until we rebuild.

@elisabethstaab If technology …

@elisabethstaab If technology went boom right now, so would our money – the entire finance industry runs on silicon today – no backups. :)

@elisabethstaab The Chronicles…

@elisabethstaab The Chronicles of Bernake? The Debtor Games? The Fixed Element? Tranche Girl? Johnny Inflation? Ghost in the Share.. *stops*

Part 2: How crypto-currencies …

Part 2: How crypto-currencies could replace cash in the next 10 years: http://t.co/5eWxI6Hw #futureofmoney #w3c #payswarm

@agebhard You can always write…

@agebhard You can always write an apache rule to remove case sensitivity from the URLs that you receive (this is by design) :)

Google "Conversation Mode…

Google “Conversation Mode” – allows people to speak to each other w/o knowing other’s language (video): http://t.co/puddUfBn

If information and e-mail had …

If information and e-mail had weight, I’d be in the process of being crushed into a bloody pulp right about now. #slowtheinternet

Stardog "implementing the…

Stardog “implementing the shit out of JSON-LD” – see http://t.co/dYwgCtMI for more info. #jsonld #w3c #lod #linkeddata #rdf

Today in Web Payments (PaySwar…

Today in Web Payments (PaySwarm vocab, currency IRIs, webcredits, HTTPRange14!?): http://t.co/Muhdsstc #w3c #payswarm #futureofmoney

RT @ricroberts: the http://t.c…

RT @ricroberts: the http://t.co/ps6NEjHs test suite is awesome as a source of examples of proper use. http://t.co/EHbTBHy4 #rdfa

Make your HTML pages smarter w…

Make your HTML pages smarter with RDFa 1.1 Lite http://t.co/5Q6UmPfS /via @developerworks #rdfa #w3c

Today in JSON-LD (JSON-LD API,…

Today in JSON-LD (JSON-LD API, framing, initial context, and datatype coercion): http://t.co/OzdeFOox #jsonld #w3c #nodejs

The Crisis of Money and how th…

The Crisis of Money and how the Web can fix it – wrote this for PayPal and O’Reilly: http://t.co/ooB6whsP #futureofmoney #payswarm

RT @lonnen: Some people see a …

RT @lonnen: Some people see a problem and think “I know, I’ll use Java!” Now they have a ProblemFactory.

RT @alexmilowski: Green Turtle…

RT @alexmilowski: Green Turtle passes 151/158 test cases for XHTML+RDFa 1.1 #rdfa http://t.co/0OTZj3UP

Only 10% of secure sites on th…

Only 10% of secure sites on the Internet are actually secure – 90% vulnerable to attack: http://t.co/IFDUzLY6 #ssl #tls #security

Technology and tiny ponies: ht…

Technology and tiny ponies: http://t.co/zvszsinQ /via Gideon Rosenblatt #apple #store #ponies

RDFa 1.1 proposed to go to fin…

RDFa 1.1 proposed to go to final vote by W3C member companies: http://t.co/y4lCLfEy #w3c #rdfa

Mozilla Persona personal digit…

Mozilla Persona personal digital identity solution is a finalist for $10M in federal funding: http://t.co/Z4D3LhhW

Google search for "Zerg r…

Google search for “Zerg rush” (Starcraft videogame reference): http://t.co/8GVfUV5r #awesome

@meyerweb perhaps, but there h…

@meyerweb perhaps, but there hasn’t been a new community-developed Microformat in years – all the dev is happening in RDFa/Microdata land.

Wow – web comic containing HTM…

Wow – web comic containing HTML5, SVG, SVG animation /and/ RDFa: http://t.co/C2ze76us /via @biftercomic #rdfa #svg #html5 #w3c

Today in RDFa (RDFa 1.1 approv…

Today in RDFa (RDFa 1.1 approved for final vote – next step – RDFa 1.1 becomes official): http://t.co/ppy8fxTS #w3c #rdfa

Experimental camera generates …

Experimental camera generates text descriptions of photos taken for $1.25/pic: http://t.co/0TzRKUgP /via @chrismessina #true #AI

@benadida a new branch of info…

@benadida a new branch of information theory – hirsute crypto?

The state of the Web: http://t…

The state of the Web: http://t.co/VNPRaCGM #theoatmeal

@edsu exactly – which is why t…

@edsu exactly – which is why that solution is as good as any that we can hope to have… :P

Finally, a solution to the HTT…

Finally, a solution to the HTTPRange-14 concern! http://t.co/9aci83f7 /via @hsivonen #w3c #tag

Why rel-value triples are diff…

Why rel-value triples are different for XHTML+RDFa vs. HTML5+RDFa: http://t.co/x35p5R75 /cc @ndw @hsivonen @fakebaldur @simonstl #rdfa…

@ndw or rather, the meaning of…

@ndw or rather, the meaning of a number of rel-keywords changed between XHTML and HTML5.

@ndw re: RDFa triples diff fro…

@ndw re: RDFa triples diff from XHTML/HTML – Only for rel-keywords … because the rel keywords allowed in XHTML and HTML5 are different.

Browser tech talks assume an a…

Browser tech talks assume an audience that isn’t there: http://t.co/CVd1VMtd #html5 #chrome #safari #ie #firefox

RT @jeffsayre: Live videocast …

RT @jeffsayre: Live videocast of the Planetary Resources unveiling http://t.co/vlGPhpeQ #Space #resources #exploration

BREAKING: Google launches Driv…

BREAKING: Google launches Drive – free storage on the Web: http://t.co/0ySNn9iH (didn’t this already happen like 5 years ago?)

New website for crowd-funding …

New website for crowd-funding movies (closed to non-institutional investors): http://t.co/8DCC5M4Z /via Gideon Rosenblatt

Asteroid mining company to be …

Asteroid mining company to be launched by whos-who list of entrepreneurs, trillions of dollars at stake: http://t.co/upONMGaY

Young people tire of old econo…

Young people tire of old economic models – infinite growth in a finite world is madness: http://t.co/ETHMLL4y #futureofmoney

Pixel Qi screens dominate iPad…

Pixel Qi screens dominate iPad3 screens. 30 million Apple fanboys burst into tears: http://t.co/cyNn93EN #qi #apple #ipad3 #oldshiny

@brucel unlikely, only one hum…

@brucel unlikely, only one human limber enough to succeed at that degree of human-badger pretzeling #badger #sutra #mobile #web

@brucel perhaps it should be I…

@brucel perhaps it should be Interspecial Sex Symbol? How are your polling numbers among lemurs and badgers?