Ben has written a superb article outlining the hows and whys of distributed social networks with hCard and XFN, finishing with an inspiring call to arms.
As promised by Kevin Marks in the Q&A after my panel at South by Southwest, the Google Contacts API now supports OAuth. w00t!
Liveblogged notes from a discussion I participated in at BarCamp Brighton 2 about Social Network Portability.
A nice summary of the technologies presented at my SXSW panel.
Chris interviews himself about portable social networks and distributed identity.
TIm Berners-Lee explains what the "graph" part of "social graph" means. I'm still not keen on the term but I really love the idea (although I also disagree about the building blocks required today).
Brian's article on portable social networks is a clear and concise introduction to the subject with explanations of the technologies involved.
A new site to track the building blocks of portable social networks: OpenID, OAuth, hCard, XFN and more.
David Recordon announces a new developer tool for tracking status changes on social networking sites.
Brian Oberkirch's presentation from Webmaster Jam looks excellent.
Six Apart are getting ready to make portable social networks a reality. Watch this space for code.
Dan is claiming that these notebooks could be moleskin killers. I am intrigued and I do like the nice use of Futura.
Cameron's plea for social network transparency and portability is one of the most lucid and succinct yet.
Try Plaxo's identity consolidator for yourself. Give it a URL that includes rel="me".
Plaxo to ship online identity aggregator based on microformats | ScobleShow: Videoblog about geeks, technology, and developers
The guys at Plaxo have not only implemented social network portability, they're sharing the code.
James has some quick'n'dirty Python code for extracting relationship data from social networking sites.
A mailing list to discuss portable social networks.
The need for portable social networks hits the mainstream press: Professor Michael Geist writes an article for the BBC website.
Tantek, Brian, Daniel and others got together in Ritual Roasters to discuss making portable social networks a reality. Here are the notes.
Kevin Lawver has implemented portable social networks by mashing up OpenID and microformats in Rails. Read the presentation and download the code.
Portable social networks are no longer just theory: Dopplr makes it a reality.
Sarah mocks up an interface for importing contacts across social networks.
Identity consolidation with the XFN rel="me" value. RTFM on sharing information across social networks.