OFF - OpenFriendFormat - Brainstorming
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.
- I disagree. FOAF and XFN are both widely implemented standards for publishing relationships online. Many social networks expose their data in one of or both of these formats. (See "XFN getting smoked by FOAF" thread on uf-discuss, March 2008 and FoafSites, ESW Wiki, W3C. And as far as identifying the online network that the contact is in, the domain name of the link should do the trick in most cases.
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.
Specification only refers to social networks. There is no specified class for personal websites.
Add a Network Name of 'personal' to the specification.
Social Network Aggregations