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Narain is the founder & CEO for 360 Degree Interactive, a web services firm based in Chennai, India. This blog is about his personal views on Web 2.0, RoR, Social networking,Digital media, interactive advertising, SaaS, Service Oriented Architecture, India Inc, rural education, Web standards, mobile 2.0 and more.

Monday, November 13

Studying the Web

Excerpts from the interview of Tim Berners Lee on Studying the Web:
"'The whole idea of the original Web was social, but what we have created is a microscopic infrastructure where the little things themselves are not quite sufficient in understanding the big things,' Berners-Lee said yesterday at a press conference announcing the Web Science Research Initiative (WSRI), a new project that will produce the tools for better understanding the Web and garner insight from the results. 'We have a duty to understand all the beautiful, wonderful things we are producing and make them better,' said Berners-Lee who also is director of the World Wide Web Consortium, researcher at MIT's Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory and a professor at the University of Southampton. This collaborative research project will create a new Web-science curriculum at the University of Southampton and at MIT."
Webscience, Technology Review, Web

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