[uf-discuss] Open microblogging and microformats

Sarven Capadisli csarven at gmail.com
Thu Feb 12 16:50:30 PST 2009

On Thu, Feb 12, 2009 at 7:35 AM, Glenn Jones <glenn.jones at madgex.com> wrote:
> I have taken some time to go through http://identi.ca and have to say
> that it has one of the best implementations of microformats in a social
> media site. Although many social media sites now add microformats, they
> all tend to have a few problems or miss out bits of semantic content
> that could be marked up. Their formal API's often contain data
> structures, that have just not been mark-uped with microformats in the
> The microformats coverage in identi.ca is so complete I would say you
> have achieved a full read-only API that is embedded into your pages. If
> you added OAuth support for secured web pages, I could build
> applications against your site without asking for passwords or needing a
> separate API.
> That would be an great example of the power microformats !

That's really great to hear, thank you!

We are working on OAuth right now and we'll have something ready for
the next laconica release.

All but email is already visible on the site, so you can read them
without the need of OAuth. Write with OAuth will follow soon.

If you have any specific questions, you can join us in #laconica (Zach
Copley can answer OAuth questions better than I can) on IRC freenode
or look into http://laconi.ca

I hope this helps.


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