Could it be "good-bye Google" and "hello mega-mash-up" on the web of the future?

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Tim Berners Lee, “inventor of the world wide web”, has spoken to The Times about his vision of the future Internet.

In it, Google may well have been displaced by other companies who have embraced the “semantic web”. Put simply (and before we get on to the “Internet Phrase Highlight of the Week”) it’s where every piece of information is tagged so that it can be seamlessly connected with other bits of information, to provide useful tools…

Tim Berners-Lee tops "tech influencer" chart… but more importantly, Jobs beats Gates!

tim_berners-lee_photo.jpgThe widely acknowledged founder of the World Wide Web, Tim Berners-Lee, has been named as the most influential person in technology over the past 150 years for his impact on society and groundbreaking technology.

Intel invited a panel of experts to vote on the world’s 45 most influential technologists, and came up with some interesting results.

Following Sir Tim come the two founders of Google, Sergey Brin and Larry Page, in second and third places. In fourth place is Gugilelmo Marconi, inventor of the radiotelegraph system, and in fifth place, Jack Kilby, inventor of the integrated circuit and calculator.

Opinion: Panorama fight video expose proves the web needs policing

Jon_small_new.jpgJonathan Weinberg writes…

It takes a lot to shock me and I thought – having worked on and with the internet for the past seven years – that I knew the majority of its positives and negatives. But I’m truly appalled by BBC1’s Panorama investigation into real-life violent videos uploaded onto the web.

Shown on the channel last night, reporters looked at the people who film the sickening scenes, those who have fallen prey to the stupidly named “happy-slapping” attacks (do you see the victims smiling?) and it also focused on the firms allowing such videos to be shown to millions of cyberspace viewers…