the practical reuse of social media data and how it can create better user experience. Combining Google’s Social Graph API with open data sources like RSS and Microformats to provide a wealth information about your users.
Apart from social media sites adding rel=me links to their profile pages and individuals marking up blogs with the elsewhere on the web patternA number of specialist sites are now listing peoples Distributed Identities to help project web personsa and also mark services that they aggregating information from
So now I have explained how this work how do we programmatically access this dataWell just over a year ago Google release the Social Graph APIIt has 3 major methods, the otherme method is the simplest In the example on the slide q= the starting point URL for its search
There are many software libraries that can parser microformatsUfXtract is a c sharp parser I wrote an I also host a web based API at ufxtract.comThe example URL in the slide shows how call for JSON respentation of the hCard on the slideshare profile we where just looking at
For sites which are more about interaction outside of work you could be looking at a smaller subset.Dropping job title, company and the bio
This is the last of the demos from the Ident Engine siteThe librarySearches for identities using the social graph APIIt then looks through the data overlays for information it can retrieve and builds a lifestream for that individualSo it has returned tweets, bookmarks and photo’s from flickrAll of this from entering a single URL
This is a close up of the profile listing page. As you can see it has profiles for two people which is incorrect. This is because using inward links it is always possible for the social graph to pick up rogue relationshipsI trace this particular problem to 24ways sites, which was corrected. Once a error is in the Google search index it can take a very long time to get rid of itThese problems only happen rarely, but I have 3 options to fix the problem