A recent interview with Ranker CEO and Founder Clark Benson takes a look at what how the semantic start-up is making the most of crowdsourcing. Benson stated, “My whole life, I’ve been making lists of things… I also like the power of semantic data on the web, and the idea of linked data, so that you can really extract a lot of meaningful data and value from facts or opinions in a linked way. You can slice and dice information and pivot on almost anything, if that data is well-linked. The concept for Ranker came from merging the two together. The idea was to allow people to list and rank items, and use that to generate meaningful value as a recommendation engine. There are lots of things you can do with data if you can clearly organize it. The idea, is to take what has been unstructured data, and add structure to it.” Read more