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OFF - OpenFriendFormat - Brainstorming

Problem Statement

There exists no standard way for the publication and sharing of friends and their relationships aggregated by social networks. XFN has most of the functionality needed but must be slightly extended to allow for the identification of the online network in which the contact is in, and the for the ability to group similar accounts.

Proposed Solution

Extend XFN, placing the XFN links in an unordered list. The list structure lends itself well to this task, as we will also require support for grouping in aggregate generators.

Problem Statement

Specification only refers to social networks. There is no specified class for personal websites.

Proposed Solution

Add a Network Name of 'personal' to the specification.

Use Cases

Social Networks

  • facebook
  • myspace
  • digg
  • twitter
  • magnolia
  • delicious
  • flickr
  • tabber
  • socialthing
  • brightkite

Social Network Aggregations


  • livejournal
  • blogger
  • wordpress

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