[foaf-dev] How to let the world know my profile?

Bruce Whealton bruce at whealton.info
Thu Jun 16 00:39:08 CEST 2011

          This is indeed a problem, not having friends with foaf profiles 
and not knowing a good way to get them onboard with this right away.
I had suggested on LinkedIn, where I created a FOAF group and asked that one 
be created as another subgroup that we list our foaf files and ask that we 
agree to exchange foaf:knows connections.  These were on Semantic Web 
groups.  Of course, someone mentioned that it isn't just important to be 
listed with any people if one is to grow one's network and be discovered but 
to be listed with well connected people.  So, maybe if folks on this list 
will add me and you to their profiles, if we could do something to qualify 
as persons they would want to list, then this would be helpful.
     So, maybe if I could figure out how to contribute to the development of 
the project, then others would want to list me as people they know.  So, I'm 
open to suggestions as to how I can contribute.

Bruce Whealton, Owner Future Wave Designs
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-----Original Message----- 
From: Frans Knibbe
Sent: Wednesday, June 15, 2011 8:39 AM
To: foaf-dev at lists.foaf-project.org
Subject: Re: [foaf-dev] How to let the world know my profile?

On 2011-06-15 11:51, Sarven Capadisli wrote:
> On Wed, 2011-06-15 at 11:29 +0200, Frans Knibbe wrote:
>> Hello everyone,
>> I have created a FOAF profile for myself and I have put it online. It is
>> hosted by one of my company's web servers. I am currently trying to
>> persuade my colleagues to publish FOAF profiles for themselves too.
>> I now wonder: How can I firmly place my profile data in the web of
>> linked data? I have just registered my URI at www.foaf-search.net. Would
>> that be sufficient to make my personal data discoverable from all places
>> on the web? Or is it wise to register at other places too?
>> Thanks,
>> Frans
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> Hi Frans,
> Best starting point in my opinion is to make sure that you have a
> relationship between your FOAF URI and another e.g., foaf:knows. This
> way, your URI is connected to other graphs, and opens up possibilities
> for discovery.
> Submitting a URI to a service is a centralized approach and it is one
> aspect to being discovered.
> There are many places to submit, so, I'll just give one of my
> favourites ;) Sindice [1]. See also the Inspector tool. I may be
> mistaken about this, but I think it eventually crawls new URIs once you
> inspect.
> [1] http://sindice.com/
> -Sarven
Hello Sarven,

Thanks. I get the point about linking to other sources, but I am afraid
that at the moment the only person with a FOAF profile that I know is
me. A while ago I did ask all my 'friends' on Facebook if they had a
FOAF profile. Not one of them even understood the question :-)


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