[rdfweb-dev] Ecademy FOAF

Ian Davis iand at i...
Mon Dec 23 15:06:00 UTC 2002

On Monday, 23 December 2002 at 14:52, Julian Bond wrote:
> Ian Davis <iand at i...> wrote:
>>Julian's sterling work on producing usable FOAF from Ecademy makes me
>>wonder whether FOAF could be used as an interchange format between the
>>various networking sites. Perhaps when you search Ecademy for a name
>>it could federate the search to other networking sites using FOAF to
>>fulfill the search.

> Strong feeling of deja vu here! There's an evangelising aspect here just 
> as there was with RSS. Ryze, LiveJournal, FriendsReunited all seem to 
> have data that could be usefully exposed as FOAF. As with Ecademy, the 
> data is already in a database and in a suitable form so creating the 
> FOAF output shouldn't be any more work than the hour it took me.

> So what if the 100,000 to 1M entries in all these sites were available? 
> What would we do with it?

Stick an LDAP front-end on it and plug that into my mail client?

-- Ian <iand at i...>
"If we knew what it was we were doing, it would not be called research, would it?"

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