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Fwd: Express Offers/Credentials as JSON-LD in HTML pages

From: ☮ elf Pavlik ☮ <perpetual-tripper@wwelves.org>
Date: Sat, 17 Jan 2015 16:47:20 +0100
Message-ID: <54BA8408.9080203@wwelves.org>
To: "public-social-interest@w3.org" <public-social-interest@w3.org>
CC: "public-socialweb@w3.org" <public-socialweb@w3.org>, lloyd@azteria.com
IMO very relevant to conversations around both: JSON-LD and schema.org
especially when it comes to skills, which we started discussing with
Lloyd in context of Vocabulary TF
https://www.w3.org/wiki/Socialig/Vocabulary_TF/Topics#Skills


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Subject: Express Offers/Credentials as JSON-LD in HTML pages
Resent-Date: Fri, 16 Jan 2015 04:05:55 +0000
Resent-From: public-credentials@w3.org
Date: Thu, 15 Jan 2015 23:05:30 -0500
From: Manu Sporny <msporny@digitalbazaar.com>
To: Credentials Community Group <public-credentials@w3.org>

Google just announced that it's taking the next step toward deeper
JSON-LD integration across all their search products.

"Google is in the process of adding JSON-LD support to more
markup-powered features. So far, JSON-LD is supported for all Knowledge
Graph features, sitelink search boxes, and Event Rich Snippets; Google
recommends the use of JSON-LD for those features."

"Also, Google can read JSON-LD data even when it is dynamically injected
into the page's contents, such as by Javascript code or embedded 'widgets'."

https://developers.google.com/webmasters/structured-data/schema-org

So, I think most of you know where I'm headed with this.

The sooner we get the Credentials/OBI vocabulary integrated into
schema.org the better. There's an entire industry (talent scouting /
recruiting) that would love to be able to scan your resume in a
machine-readable / verifiable way. The hard work is done - Google's
Schema.org is now reading JSON-LD from all web pages. The easier part is
going to be pushing the vocabulary into schema.org. It's not guaranteed
to succeed, but if it does, we'll have a badges/credentials vocabulary
that Google/Yandex/Yahoo/and Microsoft understands.

Google ["What skills does John Smith possess?"] [Search]

-- manu

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Founder/CEO - Digital Bazaar, Inc.
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http://manu.sporny.org/2014/dawn-of-web-payments/





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