[uf-discuss] Group Microformat

brian suda brian.suda at gmail.com
Mon Feb 27 08:02:40 PST 2006

A few quick things instantly come to mind (i'm not sure how well they
can be adapted):

* XFN has a way to show relationships, maybe additional values could be
added there instead of creating a new microformat
* hCard has a Category property, If you have a group of 10 people, each
could simply add a category of "CATEGORIES: Family, Flock, Gamerz" then
it shows that they are in those groups.

What is not addressed (yet) are your ideas of a group description or
tags and the pool aspects.


Factory Joe wrote:
> So I was going to go ahead and create a discussion page for this topic
> on the wiki, but I figured I'd hold off pending initial discussion.
> So what I like about hCard is that I can create a social network of my
> friends on one site, and once those services wisen up, can import all
> my buddies at once via scraping the hcards off my friends listing pages.
> Now, I'd like to do the same thing for groups. So I need something
> like hGroup.
> In the wild, groups usually have members and occassionally pools of
> data -- like forum posts or photos. You can also have vlogging groups,
> gamer groups and so on. So I'd break it down like this:
> --Group Name
>   | Description
>   | Tags
>   |
>   +--+ Members
>   |  |
>   |  +-- Member 1 (hcard)
>   |  |
>   |  +-- Member 2 (hcard)
>   |
>   +--+ Pool
>      |
>      +--+ Topic
>         |
>         +-- Post 1 (hatom)
>         |
>         +-- Post 2 (hatom)
> Anyway, what I want to be able to do is not only interchange my social
> networks, but also my groups. If I've created a Flock group on Flock,
> presumably I should have one created on Upcoming, iMeem and so on.
> Being able to export these groups and share them between sites would
> be excellent.
> I dunno, what do people think? It's just like, the more social apps I
> try, the less interest I have in reinstantiating my entire social
> networking infrastruture.
> Chris
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