Despite the valid concerns that some have with Google‘s Social Graph API, I thought I would talk about the technical possibilities. My social graph may be of particular interest becuase I had used my WordPress blog’s XFN feature to mark up the blogs I read as “muse” and my profile on at least 10 social networks as “me.” Using the Google’s Social Graph API demo you can see my extensive list of FOAF and XFN URLs. There is also a machine readable format that could be fed into a new social network to find friends on that network. (click for a larger version)
I have illustrated what the data means, and how it was derived from these other sites.
I accidentally listed PaidContent.org as another site of mine (I have it in my blogroll, I intended to mark it as “muse”, not “me”, I am not affiliated with them), so it then goes on to show links to colleagues and acquaintances of PaidContent.org that it attributes back to me. I have fixed this in my blog roll, but the Google cache has not updated yet.
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