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Facebook Cutting Back on Open Graph Actions

By   /  October 12, 2012  /  Data Education, Smart Data News, Articles, & Education  /  No Comments

The Facebook Developer Blog recently announced that the company will be cutting back on Open Graph actions in an effort to reduce spam.

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Twitter, the new kid on the Semantic Web block

By   /  June 19, 2012  /  Data Education, Smart Data News, Articles, & Education  /  No Comments

Remember how search engines can show nice snippets in their search results thanks to the structured data that webmasters embedded in the HTML of their webpages (RDFa, schema.org, etc)? Additionally, Facebook gains insight about user’s interest through structured data on webpages (i.e. Open Graph Protocol). Now there is a new kid on the block: Twitter. […]

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Volume, Emotion, Sponsorship: What Brands Have An Edge on Social Media Strategies?

By   /  April 30, 2012  /  Data Blogs | Information From Enterprise Leaders, Data Education, Smart Data News, Articles, & Education  /  No Comments

Market Strategies International recently released the first edition of what it says will be an annual Social Media Brand Index, a measure for brands both of consumer-generated social media about them and of their own sponsored content. The Index takes into account four components. Volume, or the amount of buzz about a brand online, is […]

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Semantic Commerce: Structuring Your Retail Website for the Next Generation Web

By   /  April 27, 2012  /  Data Articles | Data Science, Business Intelligence, & More, Data Education, Smart Data News, Articles, & Education  /  No Comments

Are you wondering why your product pages don’t stand out in search results like those from Amazon (shown below) or other competing e-commerce websites? These expanded results are commonly known as Rich Snippets (as named by Google) and are the result of having your HTML structured correctly with semantic markup. Whether you’re savvy to HTML5 […]

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Catching Up With Yandex: What Russia's Leading Search Engine Has To Say About Schema.org

By   /  April 25, 2012  /  Data Blogs | Information From Enterprise Leaders, Data Education, Smart Data News, Articles, & Education  /  No Comments

Update: Yandex today (April 26th) reported that net income in the first three months of 2012 rose 53 percent from the same period last year to 1.26 billion rubles ($43 million) as text-based advertising revenue rose, according to Bloomberg. Sales gained 51 percent to 5.9 billion rubles. In November Russian search engine Yandex joined Google, […]

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Facebook's Instagram Acquisition: Fueling More Startup Fever and Semantic Startups' Dreams

By   /  April 11, 2012  /  Data Blogs | Information From Enterprise Leaders  /  No Comments

The news of Facebook’s acquisition of mobile photo-sharing service Instagram for $1 billion this week may be fueling the dreams of tech start-ups of every stripe, including those in the semantic tech community. In fact, they may have even greater reason to be inspired: A recent  report has it that Instagram has been slowly rolling […]

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Will Facebook Search Improvements Turn The Tables, Disrupt Relationships?

By   /  April 3, 2012  /  Data Blogs | Information From Enterprise Leaders, Data Education, Smart Data News, Articles, & Education  /  No Comments

Late last week Bloomberg Businessweek reported that Facebook is working on an improved search engine with 20 developers under the direction of former Google engineer Lars Rasmussen, who joined the social network giant in 2010. According to the article’s unnamed sources, the goal “is to help users better sift through the volume of content that […]

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Yoke Brings Ontology Graph to Facebook Dating To Reveal Connections, And Make Them, Too

By   /  March 27, 2012  /  Business Intelligence News, Articles, & Education, Data Blogs | Information From Enterprise Leaders, Data Education, Smart Data News, Articles, & Education  /  No Comments

A new matchmaking app from one of the founders of Adaptive Semantics hit Facebook yesterday. Adaptive Semantics, you may recall, developed the JuLiA semantic text-parsing technology that’s now part of AOL’s toolkit, courtesy of its Huffington Post acquisition. Kingfish Labs is the startup that created Yoke, and it includes Jeff Revesz as CTO. Rob Fishman, […]

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Open Graph App Brings Increased Traffic to Guardian.co.uk

By   /  March 27, 2012  /  Data Education, Smart Data News, Articles, & Education  /  No Comments

Brittany Darwell of our sister publication, Inside Facebook, recently reported that Guardian.co.uk attributed 30% of its referral traffic in February to The Guardian’s social reader app on Facebook’s Open Graph.

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