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Re: Socialnetworks of a person or organization

From: Charles McCathie Nevile <chaals@yandex-team.ru>
Date: Thu, 23 Jan 2014 15:55:21 +0100
To: "Thad Guidry" <thadguidry@gmail.com>, Stéphane Corlosquet <scorlosquet@gmail.com>
Cc: "Matthias Tylkowski" <matthias@binarypark.org>, "public-vocabs@w3.org" <public-vocabs@w3.org>
Message-ID: <op.w95aejeby3oazb@chaals.local>
On Wed, 22 Jan 2014 16:19:05 +0100, Stéphane Corlosquet  
<scorlosquet@gmail.com> wrote:

> +1 for some form of account type. What about UserAccount? SocialAccount
> sounds a bit specific, in the sense that some accounts might not be
> "social" but more like administrative (e.g. admin account). IMO  
> UserAccount is more generic and can account for both human / social
> people, and also inanimate and/or fictional agents.

Hmm. I think of this slightly differently and think maybe we should model  
it as Things (people mostly) being memberOf groups - and potentially also  
being author of or contributor to content (e.g. a social network feed of  
some kind).

There are people who are *part* of an "account", and who have multiple  
presence in the same system - and more so for organisations.

But I'm only at the beginning of thinking this through.

cheers

Chaals

> This new type would be a good fit for user accounts in web applications
> like Drupal, where we currently use Person to type user accounts.  
> However,
> some of these accounts are not real people (e.g. admin) or the same  
> person
> could have multiple accounts matching various online personas.
>
> Steph.
>
>
> On Wed, Jan 22, 2014 at 10:05 AM, Thad Guidry <thadguidry@gmail.com>  
> wrote:
>
>> Hi Matthias,
>>
>> +1 to the SocialAccount Type.  (social networks are a broad domain, and  
>> I
>> think will be best covered by a type for SocialAccount, rather than  
>> only a
>> property)
>>
>> I also think at a minimum the type should have a single property called
>> "owner" that expects the person or organization or a thing ( Thing  
>> could be
>> that ground hog that folks watch his tweet for how long winter will  
>> last :-)
>>
>> Additional thoughts are that folks might want to deal with extending
>> ownership as a date mediated property showing the start and end of
>> ownership in RDFa or microdata, as they see fit, for instance)
>>
>> --
>> -Thad
>> +ThadGuidry <https://www.google.com/+ThadGuidry>
>> Thad on LinkedIn <http://www.linkedin.com/in/thadguidry/>
>>
>>
>> On Wed, Jan 22, 2014 at 8:00 AM, Matthias Tylkowski <
>> matthias@binarypark.org> wrote:
>>
>>>  Hello Thad, Bernd and all,
>>> we have proposed two options on this matter at the w3c wiki
>>> https://www.w3.org/wiki/WebSchemas/SchemaDotOrgProposals#Brainstorming.2C_Use_Cases_and_Advance_Notice
>>>
>>> One option supposes the introduction of a new type "SocialAccount" and  
>>> a
>>> new property "socialAccount", the other option introduces only a  
>>> property
>>> "socialAccount" expecting a url as value.
>>>
>>> Regards Matthias Tylkowski
>>>
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>>
>
>


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