Is Raw Linked Data the future of the MLS? Perspective from Tim Berners-Lee, Founder of the World Wide Web

by THE WAV GROUP on March 13, 2009

I have always been inspired by TED talks and make a point of watching 6 – 10 a month.  Today I reviewed a TED talk from Tim Berners-Lee – the inventor of the world wide web in 1989.  He drafted the first standards for HTML, HTTP, URL structures, etc.

Here we are, 20 years later (incidentially I graduated from Shattuck-St.Mary’s highschool in 1989).  My how things have changed.  Tim’s first vision was for sharing documents (web pages or web paper) on the internet.  His new vision is for sharing RAW Linked Data.  In the wake of the NAR/DOJ settlement that provides a RAW data feed option to Broker Participants, I could not help but to think about how this might change the face of real estate, and certainly the future of the MLS.  Rather than share my toughts, I propose that you watch this video and share your own.

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