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Re: Social networks landscape and technology

From: Melvin Carvalho <melvincarvalho@gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 21 Oct 2009 16:20:38 +0200
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To: open-web-discuss@googlegroups.com
Cc: public-xg-socialweb@w3.org
On Wed, Oct 21, 2009 at 3:21 PM, Karl Dubost <karl@la-grange.net> wrote:
>
> The recent discussion about academic/industry led me to think that
> sometimes there is a lack of knowledge of what some groups are doing.
> History, lack of design, discussing it in a small community, etc make
> sometimes the technologies and groups unknown. The goals are often the
> same (data portability) with local differences. An example is data
> portability between big social networks when some are trying to
> promote data ownership which can be shared with social networks. Works
> include technologies, policies and UX studies. Some technologies are
> drowned in Patent hell.
>
> David Recordon listed a few already in a previous mail. I added a few,
> and I'm pretty sure I have forgotten many of them (in fact it's quite
> amazing to see the landscape around identity management and social
> networks). Some have overlaps or address slightly different goals.
> Do we have a one liner description for each of them? For example, both
> wikipedia and the opensocial fails to explain what it is about in the
> first paragraph.
>
> # Activity Streams
>   an extension to the Atom feed format to express what people are
> doing around web
>   http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Activity_Streams
>   http://activitystrea.ms/
>
> # APML
>   APML allows users to share their own personal Attention Profile in
> much the same way that OPML allows the exchange of reading lists
> between News Readers.
>   http://apml.areyoupayingattention.com/
>
> # Bandit
>   open source collection of loosely-coupled components to provide
> consistent identity services.
>   http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bandit_project
>   http://www.bandit-project.org/
>
> # Data Independence And Survival Best Practices
>   How to better share your data by promoting reusability, standards
> and clear policies.
>   http://bit.ly/freedata
>
> # DataPortability
>   Data portability is the ability for people to reuse their data
> across interoperable applications. The DataPortability Project works
> to advance this vision by identifying, contextualizing and promoting
> efforts in the space.
>   http://www.dataportability.org/
>
> # DigitalMe
>   DigitalMe is a set of components that enable users and applications
> to interact with InfoCard-compatible web sites and services.
>   http://code.bandit-project.org/trac/wiki/DigitalMe
>
> # DISO
>   DiSo (dee • soh) is an initiative to facilitate the creation of
> open, non-proprietary and interoperable building blocks for the
> decentralized social web.
>   http://diso-project.org/
>
> # DOAP
>   http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Description_of_a_Project
>   http://trac.usefulinc.com/doap
>   Description of a Project (DOAP) is an RDF schema and XML vocabulary
> to describe open-source projects.
>
> # FOAF
>   FOAF (an acronym of Friend of a friend) is a machine-readable
> ontology describing persons, their activities and their relations to
> other people and objects.
>   http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/FOAF_%28software%29
>   http://www.foaf-project.org/
>
> # FOAF+SSL
>   http://esw.w3.org/topic/foaf+ssl
>   FOAF+SSL is a authentication and authorization protocol that links
> a Web ID to a public key, thereby enabling a global, decentralized/
> distributed, and open yet secure social network.
>
> # HCARD
>   hCard is a microformat for publishing the contact details (which
> might be no more than the name) of people, companies, organizations,
> and places, in (X)HTML, Atom, RSS, or arbitrary XML.
>   http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/HCard
>   http://microformats.org/wiki/hcard
>
> # Higgings
>   Higgins is a browser add-on that helps you log in to websites and
> apps, manage your digital identities, and control the sharing of your
> personal information.
>   http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Higgins_project
>   http://eclipse.org/higgins/
>
> # Information Card
>   Information Card metaphor as a key component of an open,
> interoperable, royalty-free, user-centric identity layer spanning both
> the enterprise and the Internet.
>   http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Information_Card_Foundation
>   http://informationcard.net/
>
> # OpenID
>   OpenID is an open, decentralized standard for authenticating users
> which can be used for access control, allowing users to log on to
> different services with the same digital identity where these services
> trust the authentication body.
>   http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/OpenID
>   http://openid.net/
>
> # OpenSocial
>   http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/OpenSocial (btw poor wikipage on the
> topic)
>   http://www.opensocial.org/
>   * general JavaScript API
>   * People and Friends API (people and relationship information)
>   * Activities API (publishing and accessing user activity information)
>   * Persistence API (simple key-value pair data for server-free
> stateful applications)
>
> # OAuth
>   OAuth is an open protocol to allow secure API authorization in a
> standard method for desktop, mobile and web applications.
>   http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/OAuth
>   http://oauth.net/
>
>
> # Portable Contacts API
>   Providing users a secure way to access their address books and
> friends lists without having to take their credentials or scrape their
> data.
>   http://portablecontacts.net/
>
> # SAML
>   Security Assertion Markup Language (SAML) is an XML-based standard
> for exchanging authentication and authorization data between security
> domains, that is, between an identity provider (a producer of
> assertions) and a service provider (a consumer of assertions).
>   http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/SAML
>   http://saml.xml.org/
>
> # SIOC - Semantically-Interlinked Online Communities
>   SIOC provides methods for interconnecting discussion methods such
> as blogs, forums and mailing lists to each other.
>   http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Semantically-Interlinked_Online_Communities
>   http://sioc-project.org/
>
> # Social Web incubator group
>   understand the systems and technologies that permit the description
> and identification of people, groups, organizations, and user-
> generated content in extensible and privacy-respecting ways.
>   http://www.w3.org/2005/Incubator/socialweb/wiki/Main_Page
>
> # VCARD RDF
>   Resource Description Framework (RDF) encoding of the vCard profile
> defined by RFC 2426 and to provide equivalent functionality to its
> standard format.
>   http://www.w3.org/TR/vcard-rdf
>
> # XFN
>   XHTML Friends Network (XFN) is an HTML microformat that provides a
> simple way to represent human relationships using links.
>   http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/XHTML_Friends_Network
>   http://gmpg.org/xfn/
>
>
>
> Some of the missing pieces of technology around sharing data and
> access control in the realm of personal Web site as a social network
> node.
> http://www.w3.org/2008/09/msnws/papers/olivier-karl
>
>

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