[foaf-protocols] FOAF Like

Kingsley Idehen kidehen at openlinksw.com
Thu Sep 30 17:44:18 CEST 2010

  On 9/30/10 11:27 AM, Melvin Carvalho wrote:
> On 30 September 2010 17:15, Nathan<nathan at webr3.org>  wrote:
>> Mischa Tuffield wrote:
>>> 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 ...
>> TBH, the two could be quite different..
>> in the facebook case it's sending a ping home to a silo which then presents
>> the 'like' to other people so they can view it too.
>> in the webid case it would be the ability for an agent to update somebodies
>> profile to add a triple that they like something.
>> the latter doesn't have the silo behind it so the until we've got rid of the
>> silos, the big traffic effect isn't there.
>> so, to give it a quick typed description.
>> in ones profile:
>>   :me :likesDoc<http://example.org/mylikes>  . [1]
>> http://example.org/mylikes
>>   a datawiki acl controlled type resource which is somewhat akin to an atom
>> collection, and to which 'likes' can be posted.
>> toolbar button / button in agent to like something
>>   universal like button that works for anything, when clicked it calls home
>> sending a 'like' (rdf description of a like) to http://example.org/mylikes
>> then all that would remain would be for people to have agents either behind
>> http://example.org/mylikes or listening to updates from
>> http://example.org/mylikes to post the new like to various other resources
>> (as in mircoblog, tweet or fb message it), if configured that is - in a
>> similar manner to when you +1 a youtube video and youtube-the-agent can be
>> configured to tweet that you just liked a video.
>> Personally I feel the quicker we get update streams for graphs the better,
>> I'd just subscribe to all of your 'like' streams, and your posts / microblog
>> streams etc.
> +1 to that
> But you can do both approaches
> 1. Add to profile&  access control it
> 2. Add to LOD cloud (I suggest Sindice and mirrors)
> Eventually we'll be able to just 'query the cloud' for that kind of
> public data, I would imagine.

Note, Semantic Pingbacks will be the norm. I expect Sindice to honor 
them, and of course PTSW [1] will and you will see this when we release 
the next edition.


1. http://pingthesemanticweb.com -- Ping The Semantic Web Service

>> [1] ex:likes link:listDocumentProperty :likesDoc .
>> Best,
>> Nathan
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