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A decentralized architecture for consolidating personal information ecosystems: The WebBox

Van Kleek, Max, Smith, Daniel Alexander, Shadbolt, Nigel and schraefel, m.c. (2012) A decentralized architecture for consolidating personal information ecosystems: The WebBox At PIM 2012.

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Most existing PIM tools either suffer from having data isolated by being siloed in an application or only interact with specific tools offered through specific services. The consequences are that what people can do with their own data becomes constrained by what services application developers afford. We propose a web-standards based architecture called WebBox to support easy maintenance and repurposing of one's own data for private, social or public publishing, collaboration and reuse.

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Published date: 15 January 2012
Additional Information: Event Dates: 11 Feb 2012
Venue - Dates: PIM 2012, 2012-02-11
Keywords: Personal Information Management, HCI, Human-Computer Interaction, Semantic Web, Linked Data, User experience, Web architecture
Organisations: Web & Internet Science


Local EPrints ID: 273200
PURE UUID: 66e2716c-ad30-40db-a25c-e9f06be28979

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Date deposited: 07 Feb 2012 17:56
Last modified: 18 Jul 2017 06:16

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Author: Max Van Kleek
Author: Daniel Alexander Smith
Author: Nigel Shadbolt
Author: m.c. schraefel

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