Let me clear something up. Danny mentions a discussion with Tim O’Reilly about SemWeb themes.
Much as I generally agree with Danny, I’m reaching for a ten-foot bargepole on this one point:
While Facebook may have achieved pretty major adoption for their approach, it’s only very marginally useful because of their overly simplistic treatment of relationships.
Facebook, despite the trivia, the endless wars between the ninja zombies and the pirate vampires; despite being centralised, despite [insert grumble] is massively useful. Proof of that pudding: it is massively used. “Marginal” doesn’t come into it. The real question is: what happens next?