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Re: Socialnetworks of a person or organization

From: David Deering <david@touchpointdigital.net>
Date: Wed, 09 Apr 2014 10:16:46 -0500
Message-ID: <5345645E.4070402@touchpointdigital.net>
To: public-vocabs@w3.org
Sounds good to me, Dan.  It would make things simpler and cleaner.


On 4/9/2014 10:11 AM, Dan Brickley wrote:
> Revisiting this and the recent socialAccount thread,
> http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/public-vocabs/2014Apr/0046.html
> There seems to be broad agreement that it would be good for schema.org
> to recommend a pattern for marking up links to (broadly) social
> network profile pages, e.g. Twitter. However a few people have raised
> the concern that adding another property will add more confusion
> around existing options, particularly 'url' and 'sameAs'.
> Therefore, a minimalistic revised proposal: that we address this
> scenario using 'sameAs' directly.
> I suggest http://schema.org/sameAs
> "URL of a reference Web page that unambiguously indicates the item's
> identity. E.g. the URL of the item's Wikipedia page, Freebase page, or
> official website." therefore becomes
> "URL of a reference Web page that unambiguously indicates the item's
> identity. E.g. the URL of the item's Wikipedia page, Freebase page, a
> profile page on a social site, or official website."
> We should also add examples at least for Person, Organization and
> MusicGroup to illustrate this.
> Following the example in the wiki at
> https://www.w3.org/wiki/WebSchemas/SocialAccountProperty the usage
> then would be something like:
> <div itemscope itemtype="http://schema.org/Person">
> <span itemprop="name">Stephen Fry</span>
>      (<a itemprop="url" href="http://www.stephenfry.com/">stephenfry.com</a>,
>       <a itemprop="sameAs" href="http://twitter.com/stephenfry">twitter</a>,
> <a itemprop="sameAs"
> href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stephen_Fry">wikipedia</a>)
> </div>
> This has the advantage of not requiring the (endlessly evolving and
> slippery) notion of 'social' to be defined. Or 'account' for that
> matter. It removes some worry for publishers, "am I using
> 'socialAccount' when I should be using 'sameAs' or vice-versa?). It
> carries a little less meaning, but not a lot. Someone writing an app
> to find twitter links will know just what they need to do. If your
> goal is to sort 'social' from 'other kinds of authority page', you'll
> need out-of-band information of some kind. But that was likely also
> going to be the case even if we added a new property 'socialAccount'.
> How does this sound?
> Dan
>    (sameAs <http://twitter.com/danbri/>)
> p.s. just a reminder, schema.org's notion of sameAs allows for
> identity reference pages as values, e.g. hints for entity
> identification. It does not mean 'numerical identity', i.e.
> self-same-thing; for that you could use owl:sameAs.
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