The Friend of a Friend (FOAF) project

FOAF is a way to describe people and relationships to computers. FOAF stands for Friend Of A Friend. Technically, it is an RDF/XML Semantic Web vocabulary. Because of this, FOAF data is easy to process and merge.

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One Response to The Friend of a Friend (FOAF) project

  1. PoliTech says:

    Some informative links to FOAF specifications and the like:


    XML Watch: Finding friends with XML and RDF

    FOAF Vocabulary Specification

    I’ve seen references to FOAF in relation to Web 2.0, Web 3.0 and even some blogs and forums mentioning Web 4.0 and Web 5.0 (no kidding Web 5.0 … heh).

    I’m not sure I like the whole Web X.0 convention, but FOAF seems like a natural progression when viewed in the context of the exponential increase in socialization currently occurring on the internet in general.

    For example, consider the explosive growth of MySpace, Flickr, and Weblogs in general.

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