[qi:100] For the longest time, I have had an unshaken belief in the Internet’s core truth: It is a vast repository of data that can be tapped to build interesting, and perhaps exciting, experiences. In other words, it is not just the data, but what you really do with it — something that was brought home this weekend with this TED talk by Sir Tim Berners-Lee, the man who invented the web. (See his presentation.)
In his presentation, he urged the attendees to think about information and how it could be linked to create a web of data. “Data is relationships,” he said. Relationships give meaning and context to that data. Data, which comes in different forms, is essentially the underpinning of the next web, he said.