The visions of SIOC (Semantically-Interlinked Online Communities) are:
- To create an ontology that fully describes the content and structure of most online community sites - including not limited to weblogs, bulletin boards, mailing lists, newsgroups, etc.
- To create new connections between discussion channels and posts, and to allow users to browse discussion data in interesting ways using these connections.
- To overcome a "chicken-and-egg" problem with the Semantic Web (no applications without data, and no data without applications) by making it easy to generate and use SIOC data.
Please view our proposed architecture for SIOC-enabled sites, and a preliminary roadmap of tasks for the future.