Less than a day after release to the web, several tools are available for XFN 1.1.
Daniel Glazman announces that:
Phil McCluskey announces that:
Of course the XFN Creator has been updated to support XFN 1.1.
Manuel Razzari has kept up with Creador de XFN 1.1, the Spanish-Argentinian version.
All of the XFN 1.1 Creators are made available through the very liberal Creative Commons 2.0 "by" attribution open source license. Want one in another language? Why not create one yourself and also offer it under the same Creative Commons license?
(Post delayed until 12:30pm today, updated links)
I'm really pleased with the additions to XFN 1.1, namely, the terms
kin , and
It's that last value that I think has the most potential.
In short, with the new XFN
rel="me" value, you can consolidate your various online identities: your home page, your blog, etc. so that they are all considered the same person from the perspective of XFN indexing services like Rubhub.com.
In addition to consolidating your various personal web sites, you can use
rel="me" to also consolidate your various centralized social network service profiles, such as orkut, friendster etc. This is what I like to call the XFN sand dollar diagram (for obvious resemblances).
As the site says:
XFN rel="me"to unify your home page or blog and all your social networking site profiles into a consolidated identity.
In my opinion this is a very interesting innovation from GMPG: identity consolidation among centralized social networking sites which were otherwise disconnected islands in the social fabric of the Web.
Read more on why identity consolidation is the key, even more so than import/export to/from or synchronization among such services.
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