Lifestreams, the time of specs
Task Forces through User Stories
Christine Perey introduced the list of possible Task Forces for this Working Group. The task forces reflect people’s interests at the Social Web Barcelona Workshop. No specific task forces has been yet decided. The first effort will be to narrow the scopes of privacy, user experience, and distributed architecture through user stories.
List of Guest Speakers
To stay connected with the Social Web community, we decided to invite guest speakers. Harry Halpin proposed a first teleconference about the overlapping between FOAF and vCard. Please pick up a date among the proposed dates.
You’ve been invited to help sort out the “great” vCard in RDF and FOAF controversy, hopefully in order to get one useful RDF vocabulary that contains the basic core terms needed to describe people (call it “FOAF 2.0 - the vCard edition” if you will, although we may just have a new single version of vCard in RDF emerge as a module to be used with FOAF. Who knows?). We need to discuss what terms, solve any open issues, how to host, how to point old versions to a new version, and then how to outreach and communicate with the Portable Contacts and the current vCard IETF WG.
So many Lifestreams, OpenSocial and specifications
The Web has never been that social :)
Since March 2009, there is a group around Chris Messina in charge of developing
an Activity Stream protocol for syndicating activities taken in social web applications and services, similar to those in Facebook’s stream or FriendFeed. The draft of “Atom Activity Base Schema” uses Atom as a base for the schema.
A similar effort has been going on in the Online Presence group. They are working on an Online Presence Ontology to
provide the main concepts and properties required to describe information about user’s presence in the online world (e.g., on instant messaging platforms and Social Web sites).
Products, products, my life as a consumer
- Flock 2.5 is being released.
- Oversharing is the new trend. :)
- Related to vCard and/or FOAF, twtBizCard, a new service for sending a business card through twitter.
The second teleconferences has happened on May 13, 2009. Next one is today on May 20, 2009. You can follow the progress of the work on the Social Web XG weekly agenda. Trackbot will show you the open actions of the Working Group.