[foaf-protocols] foaf+ssl & like for blogs

Nathan nathan at webr3.org
Tue May 25 21:37:20 CEST 2010

Melvin Carvalho wrote:
> 2010/5/25 Nathan <nathan at webr3.org>
>> That does sound like a very good idea - would be v nice if we could work
>> it so that the 'like' button could be added either by javascript; or
>> indeed sit i the browser and thus be used for anything, whether the site
>> implements and joins or not :)
> All great ideas, imho.
> Just thinking out loud, what about a bookmarklet that pings sindice?

ahh nice one; on both counts; bookmarklet could work for all the ideas 
too.. v nice :)

>> Sebastian Tramp wrote:
>>> quote Story Henry (25.5.2010):
>>> Hi Henry, the like button could also be a good usecase for semantic
>>> pingback. the user adds a :me :likes :this to his profile and pings :this
>>> for communicating this. foaf+ssl could be used for identifying the WebID
>>> based on the cert. after that, the triple should be added to the webid
>>> automatically. after clicking the like button, some form should ask to
>> add
>>> the like-triple (or any other one, we could use this for group-addition
>>> too).
>>> best regards
>>> S.Tramp
>>>> During a discussion on the Social Web with Amaru Rance in Oxford, we
>>>> came across the idea of a new very simple usage of foaf+ssl: a like
>>>> button.
>>>> The conversation was turning around how on open blogs one could, but
>>>> tends not to, leave feedback about having liked reading it. It is a
>>>> major part of the FB experience, and in Twitter land one has the same
>>>> with RT. This lack of intentional feedback, makes blogs a lot less
>>>> personal than they need be.
>>>> Adding it to blogs would be really simple. A foaf+ssl enabled like
>>>> button, could allow one to authentify oneself in one easy click. The
>>>> blog post could then simply add a like relation to the user's WebId to
>>>> the RSS feed. This could of course also be used for comments. A good
>>>> blog engine could then parse the foaf and use the information gleaned
>>>> there to produce a profile of the liking person: what blogs he had
>>>> (verified if the blog points back to the webid), what SN he is on,
>>>> etc....
>>>> Currently it would require leaving a comment with an easily falsifiable
>>>> email address. Asking people to authentify via email would be cumbersome
>>>> for something as easy as liking something.
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