[uf-discuss] hMood/hPresence?

Sam Sethi sam.sethi at vecosys.com
Wed Jan 31 09:26:04 PST 2007


Just wondering does presence and mood really apply to a microformat?  What I
want is federated presence across applications and devices. Set once show
everywhere. (SOSE) Today I have to multiple presence, mood and status
appliations. E.g Last.fm shows my current music in Skype. I also have
Twitter, Gmail, Live Messenger, Out of Office, VXMail, Skype status etc etc.
All of which are disconnected ... 

Personally I hope XMPP becomes the interoperable standard for presence and
then we an build apps on top of this? Twitter, Gmail and Joost are all using
XMPP and this potentially will allow me to set my presence, mood and status
in one app and have it ripple through to the others.  

Thanks in advance 

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[mailto:microformats-discuss-bounces at microformats.org] On Behalf Of Frances
Sent: 31 January 2007 16:50
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Subject: Re: [uf-discuss] hMood/hPresence?

On 26/01/07, Goix Laurent Walter <laurentwalter.goix at telecomitalia.it>
> Hi,
> Is there any plan/interest to work on a hMood or hPresence microformat 
> that could describe information related to the mood or the activity of 
> a person/group? Bloggers typically express their feelings over the 
> web, or what they have been doing during the day, so it would be 
> interesting to better formalize this information...


I might be wading in a bit late on this one, but I'll throw in one of my
favourites for "hMood" : tags!

Could a mood not be described accurately simply by using a @rel-tag?
<a href="http://www.wikipedia.com/happy" rel="tag">happy</a>?
Afterall, the mood and activity is simply added to give a blog post, for
example, additional context and this is the purpose of tagging.

As for an activity (if this is what you may be suggesting by presense), the
same would apply (is currently <a href="http://www.wikipedia.com/skydiving"
rel="tag">sky diving</a> and <a href="http://www.wikipedia.com/happy"
rel="tag">happy</a> about it).

Noticed someone's already mentioned GEO for actual location formatting, so I
won't again. :)

Frances Berriman
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