[foaf-protocols] foaf+ssl & like for blogs
kidehen at openlinksw.com
Tue May 25 21:47:56 CEST 2010
> Story Henry wrote:
>> 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.
> Might I add that (personally) I really like the idea of being able to
> simply mark that I've 'read' it, not essentially with any feeling
> attached - I implemented a simple prototype for this a few months ago
> utilizing a custom browser button, basically all it did was send through
> the current URI and title (if available) and then strapped the two
> triples to my webid.
> #me :read <uri> .
> <uri> :title "whatever"@en .
> The idea and plan I had (but again never got round to) was to hook it up
> at the back end to the extractor prototype I made and detect what the
> content I was reading about; stage two was to do the same for everything
> I wrote - and then later if I say wrote a blog post about "something" I
> could essentially trace back through my thought stream, including
> everything I'd read on twitter, in blogs, around the net and literally
> trace my own thoughts and how they were formed + what sources they came
> from (and so forth and so on, huge potential scope for something as
> simple as #me :read <that> ).
>> 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....
> +1 (but privacy considerations in mind about sharing all that data, the
> whole persona thing)
>> 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.
>> Just a thought,
> A great one :)
We are tagging.
There is a cool MOAT ontology that enables us associate tags with more
For instance, how would one unambiguously model the fact that we "Like"
Ultimately, this comes down to how you associate:
<http://sw.opencyc.org/concept/Mx4roSBT8MfFEdmAAACQJw5drg> with some
folksonomy style tag.
To conclude: its about tagging, the phenomena popularized and stalled by
del.icio.us. Most Web 2.0 patterns simply need a little tweak :-)
1. http://moat-project.org/ontology -- this is how you can connect (in
your own data space) tags to explicit meaning e.g. "Like"
2. http://www.commontag.org/Specification -- which I believe has been
cross linked with MOAT.
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