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5 items tagged “xfn”


Portable Social Networks, The Building Blocks Of A Social Web. Ben Ward’s tour de force of practical tools and techniques for building out the distributed social web, using XFN and hCard to represent the data. If you only read one article on portable social networks, make it this one.

# 3rd July 2008, 9:08 am / ben-ward, hcard, microformats, portablesocialnetworks, xfn

Django People: OpenID and microformats

In hindsight, it was a mistake to launch Django People without support for OpenID. It was on the original feature list, but in the end I decided to cut any feature that wasn’t completely essential in order to get the site launched before it drowned in an ocean of “wouldn’t-it-be-cool-ifs”.

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Portable Social Networks: Take Your Friends with You. Brian Suda explains how OpenID, XFN and hCard can be used together to bootstrap portable social networks.

# 23rd November 2007, 11:56 pm / brian-suda, hcard, microformats, openid, portablesocialnetworks, xfn

Six Apart: We Are Opening the Social Graph. Six Apart put their cards on the table with respect to the social graph problem—focusing on OpenID, XFN and FOAF as enabling technologies. Be sure to watch the screencast demo of their new social graph visualisation tool.

# 20th September 2007, 9:19 pm / david-recordon, foaf, openid, sixapart, socialgraph, xfn

Importing your social network from other sites. Dopplr now does this from GMail, Twitter, vCard or hCard and XFN. I’m convinced that contact import is a killer app for OpenID.

# 26th June 2007, 1:46 am / contactimport, dopplr, gmail, hcard, microformats, openid, twitter, vcard, xfn