[foaf-dev] FOAF from social apps - tools?

Alexandre Passant alexandre.passant at deri.org
Fri Dec 11 14:02:28 CET 2009

Hi Danny,

On 11 Dec 2009, at 12:57, Danny Ayers wrote:

> I want to rebuild/update my foaf:Profile, and naturally have used
> foaf-a-matic to get started, and a bit of manual tweaking.
> But it'll be long-winded to add the foaf:knows in either of these ways
> - what is around these days for getting a FOAF dump from gmail,
> twitter, facebook etc? I'm sure it would be easier to get one of those
> & weed it down rather than build something up.

You can use the following services:

- Twitter: http://semantictweet.com/
- FB: http://www.dcs.shef.ac.uk/~mrowe/foafgenerator.html
- Flickr: http://apassant.net/blog/2007/12/18/rdf-export-flickr-profiles-foaf-and-sioc/ (currently down but should be live again soon)

> Incidentally, I'm sure this has come up before but memory fails - what
> of a foaf:follows property? Something a lot weaker than foaf:knows,
> but potentially useful in reputation kind of things.

I don't remember if such discussion happen in FOAF, but there's a sioc:follows property - http://rdfs.org/sioc/spec/#term_follows



> I can imagine having a core profile, with say 50 foaf:knows in there,
> rdfs:seeAlso'd to RDF dumps from the social apps with perhaps 1000's
> of foaf:follows.
> Cheers,
> Danny.
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Dr. Alexandre Passant
Digital Enterprise Research Institute
National University of Ireland, Galway
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