[uf-discuss] Open microblogging and microformats

Toby A Inkster mail at tobyinkster.co.uk
Fri Feb 13 14:33:20 PST 2009

Another good microformatty thing to do would be a profile import as  
part of the signup. As the first step, ask them for a pre-existing  
profile URL (e.g. their profile on Twitter, or their own website),  
then parse that looking for hCard and XFN (and for bonus points also  
look for FOAF, RDFa, etc). That way, you should be able to pre-fill  
many of the sign-up fields, and easily find their existing contacts  
who are already registered on identica.

For people who are already signed up, you could offer a tool to  
import an XFN list (again, bonus points for FOAF and RDFa).

Toby A Inkster
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