Alex Iskold

Alex Iskold is a founder and CEO of a social network for entertainment, In 2007, Information World named Alex among Top 40 Technologists under 40.

Alex has been working on pragmatic applications of semantic web technologies that connect people across the web around common interests. He frequently speaks at tech events about cloud computing, social networking and recommendation engines. As a contributor to ReadWriteWeb, Alex wrote over 100 analysis and trends articles. Prior to, Alex built cloud computing technologies

Facebook Open Graph: A new take on semantic web

Facebook's Open Graph is both an important step and one that still needs work.

In this guest post, Alex Iskold places Facebook's Open Graph Initiative within the context of past data-linking efforts. There's work to be done — particularly on the "openness" front — but this effort represents an important step toward weaving the the web of people and things.