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Re: Socialnetworks of a person or organization

From: Adrian Giurca <giurca@tu-cottbus.de>
Date: Sat, 12 Apr 2014 08:49:43 +0200
Message-ID: <5348E207.9010703@tu-cottbus.de>
To: Aaron Bradley <aaranged@gmail.com>
CC: "public-vocabs@w3.org" <public-vocabs@w3.org>
Very true, Aaron.

It was a huge debate on this list about the usage of sameAs as a 
identity provider for entities. I don't think that a social account of a 
Person or Organization can be used as identity, because, if all such 
account are values of sameAs then any of them can play identity role.

Apart of well known FB, Twitter, G+ ... there are plenty of social 
businesses such as online gaming where people have accounts. We also 
have Social commerce where consumers are assisted by their community and 
so on.

Schema.org should define socialAccount both for Person and Organization. 
Is probably the simplest way for users to markup their pages.


On 4/12/2014 1:50 AM, Aaron Bradley wrote:
> Is the Wikipedia page /about /Monsanto in the same category as the 
> Twitter account run /by/ Monsanto?  I sure don't think so, and I think 
> that its useful for data consumers to be able to distinguish between 
> these two classes of identifiers when returning information about the 
> entity in question.
Received on Saturday, 12 April 2014 06:50:58 UTC

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