[foaf-dev] Google Social Graph API and SGFoo

Frederick Giasson fred at fgiasson.com
Fri Feb 1 20:03:30 GMT 2008

Hi Dan,

First using URIs of resources instead of URL of web documents to refers 
to things.

Second, doing dereferencing since it clearly not understand 
dereferenceable URIs.

Take care,


> This just out,  http://code.google.com/apis/socialgraph/docs/api.html
> http://www.techcrunch.com/2008/02/01/googles-gathers-social-graph-information-from-the-web-launches-api/
> The timing perhaps prompted by http://sgfoocamp08.pbwiki.com/FrontPage
> , a gathering hosted by O'Reilly that I'm attending. I've mentioned
> this in IRC but forgot to say here.
> The Google API looks like a step in a very interesting direction. Of
> course it will be possible to think of many things it doesn't yet do,
> but I encourage everyone here to have a think about simple, practical
> and useful incremental improvements to it. We can do a lot more eg.
> with full SPARQL access, but proving full SPARQL to the aggregation of
> the planet's public FOAF/XFN data isn't going to happen anytime soon.
> Interesting times :)
> cheers,
> Dan
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