My name is Matthew Rothenberg, and I am primarily here to represent
Flickr. I head up much of our product development, and am also
directly responsible for all integrations we do with third parties and
our policies related to such. (Prior to this, I spent a good chunk of
my life as a researcher looking at how technical standards affect
social information exchange, so I have a deep-seated nerdy interest in
the topic as well.)
My particular areas of interest for discussion are:
* Privacy implications.
* Opt-in procedures for identity association / aggregation / syndication.
* Metadata standards for image archives (of course).
I'd like to help with developing industry best practices, and am also
happy to answer (most) questions about how Flickr approaches things.
Great to have to on board.
My name's Danny, I'm a Semantic Web enthusiast. I work for Talis,
mostly around community aspects of the Talis Platform
My main line of interest is in moving the Web forward towards a Web of
data, generally along the lines of what Tim Berners-Lee's called the
Giant Global Graph.
In the context of this group, to me this mostly means mapping things
to standard models like FOAF and associated vocabularies (expressed in
the format of your choice :-) and exploiting Linked Data
I'm on a couple of W3C working groups where portable data is a
significant concern (SWEO and GRDDL), so I'm hoping to informally
liaise there a little. I do like coding, so I'm going to be watching
the ideas around here for things to hook up to the Talis Platform.
However I do believe there are pretty big, largely non-technical
issues in the way of DataPortability related to the aspects Matthew
mentioned - essentially I reckon we need more sophisticated licensing
and privacy management. See:
Bleah, my resumish page is long out of date, have a couple of bloggish
Latest column for IEEE Internet Computing - Graph-related:
I'm usually on #swig and #talis on irc.freenode.net as danja.
Hi everyone, I'm Joseph Smarr from Plaxo. I'm a strong advocate for opening up the social web, and I've implemented a lot of the technologies we're discussing inside Plaxo (OpenID, microformats, online identity consolidaton, etc.) and I'm hoping to work on others as well like OAuth and APML. I've also done a lot of public speaking and community involvement in these areas. It's great to see this workgroup get so much positive attention, and that means it's now strongly incumbent upon us to deliver some results that will really change the way mainstream users live on the social web!
For more background, my website is josephsmarr.com and you can get all my current contact info at joseph.myplaxo.com . I also co-authored a Bill of Rights for Users of the Social Web at OpenSocialWeb.org. And of course I encourage you to check out Plaxo, if you haven't already done so. Our whole deal is empowering users to stay connected to the people they care about across all the different tools and services they use, so open is good for our business as well as something I'm personally passionate about.