Friends, XFN, and Hyperlinks
XFN™, a simple way to represent human relationships within hyperlinks, is part of the efforts of the Global Multimedia Protocols Group, GMPG, founded by Tantek Çelik, Eric Meyer, Matthew Mullenweg. Below are a few links that explain more about XFN and how to implement XFN within your site.
What do XFN’s Creators Say?
Here are some of the weblog posts by XFN’s creators about XFN. Their posts provide helpful insight, as they also write about possibilities for using XFN, how they’re using them, more information about XFN, tools, and more.
- XFN, Social software snippets, Emerging Technologies, ETech roll
Tantek Çelik’s posts
- XFN, Friendly Discussions, Friends Galore, North By Northeast
posts by Eric Meyer
- Distributed Social Networking Software
post by Matthew Mullenweg
Information, Implementation, Tutorials
- XFN: XHTML Friends Network
Official site with information, including how to implement, and more.
- XFN Friendly Link List With Movable Type
A helpful tutorial for creating a sidebar link list with Movable Type that’s XFN friendly. This link list doesn’t require a new weblog setup, instead using its own category. By D. Keith Robinson, Asterisk.
- XFN: Ridiculously Easy Social Software
Tantek’s presentation on XFN at the recent SXSW 2004 Conference.
Finding Sites Utilizing XFN
Possibly the first and certainly one of the first tools to utilize XFN data is rubhub.com, an XFN relationship lookup engine created by Phil McCluskey. Results for brainstormsandraves.com show links to and from this website. Check out the XFN Social Indexes - Top 10 Lists, an index listing of sites using XFN via rubhub.com.
Watch XFN: What’s Out There? via GMPG for ever-growing lists of tools, plugins, bookmarklets, sites using XFN, and more.
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