For the last 2 1/2 years I’ve been working on a series of prototypes that have morphed — thanks to lots of really smart people and the work they brought as well as the work they’ve done since — into evri. Evri’s main goal is to create a ‘data graph of the web’, where you can find the best media for specific people, places, and things, as well as navigate from one entity to the next via the relationship between the two.
Gee, that sounds like Semantic Web, and Semantic Web has not really shown itself to be Useful. Well at Evri we’ve been focused on the user experience, and while we’ve got a ways to go, we feel that providing the site as well as the tools to access the underlying data store is important.
One of these tools is the Evri content recommendation widget, which looks up all entities in your blog post and shows connections between the entities and recommends related media for those entities. Unfortunately the hosted version of wordpress is very restrictive when it comes to widgets, so I can’t put the Evri widget in my blog.
So, I’m moving my blog — to Waving Not Drowning, where I’ve embedded the widget. I’ll still use this blog, it represents a year and a lot of knowledge — of things that I forget, frequently. I’ll continue taking ‘notes to self’ in the new blog.