[foaf-protocols] FOAF Like

Mischa Tuffield mischa.tuffield at garlik.com
Thu Sep 30 15:54:44 CEST 2010


Once again, popping out of lurking mode here : 

On 30 Sep 2010, at 00:59, Melvin Carvalho wrote:

> On 27 September 2010 14:43, Henry Story <henry.story at bblfish.net> wrote:
>> On 27 Sep 2010, at 14:37, Melvin Carvalho wrote:
>>> On 27 September 2010 14:26, Henry Story <henry.story at bblfish.net> wrote:
>>>> On 27 Sep 2010, at 14:04, Melvin Carvalho wrote:
>>>>> http://foaf.me/images/like.jpg
>>>>> What do you think?
>>>> Icons are very difficult to put together.
>>>> What are you trying to express here?  There are a lot of elements
>>>> in this icon: the foaf logo, a smile on one of the foaf icons, a
>>>> thumbs up.
>>>> Is that to say a friend of a friend likes it? Or that
>>>> by liking it you will tell a foaf to like it? Or...
>>> Just a FOAF version of the OGP like concept.
>> What is the OGP like concept?
>>> WebID version of course a good idea too.
>> Why does either WebID or foaf need to be tied into the concept of "like"?
> The button, which launched in April at f8, Facebook’s developer
> conference, is now present on roughly 2 million sites around the web,
> from sports sites to news organizations and many other kinds of
> publishers.
> The Facebook “Like” button, however, might be bringing Facebook closer
> to competing with Twitter in the area of referral traffic, though.
> Since the button launched and was integrated on millions of sites,
> many publishers are reporting large increases in traffic specifically
> due to this kind of social plugin. ABC News reported a 190% increase;
> Gawker’s traffic shot up by 200%; Sporting News said their site
> traffic was up by a shocking 500%; and NBA.com said that Facebook had
> become their second-largest referral source.
> http://mashable.com/2010/09/29/facebook-like-stats/

If you guys get around to build a Like button, please don't design it in the same way FB did, i.e. using an iframe. I guess it doesn't really make sense to use an iframe in a distributed world, I mean, who would be hosting the damn thing? I really don't "Like" the damn button [1], but I do see why lots of people have chosen to include the iframe on their pages, I mean 190% increase in traffic is awesome!!!

I wonder how a distributed WebID powered Like button would work, doesn't seem like it would that easy to me, perhaps it would look at your client-side cert or something, mmm ...

Cheers all, and great work on this WebID stuff :)


[1] http://mmt.me.uk/blog/2010/07/30/the-facebook-like-button/

>> Henry
>>>> Henry
>> Social Web Architect
>> http://bblfish.net/
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