Professional relationships (Was: professional relations (was: XFN usage stats and Re: [uf-discuss]rel="muse" implies romantic relationship?))

Andy Mabbett andy at
Wed Dec 13 13:16:03 PST 2006

In message
<1bc4603e0612131143y180e478dm37b2ecf0cf1b6623 at>, Chris
Messina <chris.messina at> writes

>'colleague' and 'co-worker' are a good start, they don't capture
>'former-employer', 'client', 'consultant' or much else.
>The goal is not to describe all relationship variations, but common
>ones that are shared between professional networking/resume sites.

Perhaps the aim should be to allow for all relationship variations,
albeit at a low level of granularity|? For instance, "worked-with"
(using past tense) or some such would cover all three of your examples,
until something more specific might come along.

Andy Mabbett
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