If you're using multiple social web services, you will also have multiple online identities. For creating a comprehensive
online persona, consolidation between the various profiles would be useful.
To aid in this, and to enable
social network portability, Google has started aggregating social networking data marked up in the XFN and rel=me microformats to build a comprehensive social graph.
Having a portable online identity and contact network would be very useful, as it would make
signing up and using new web services much easier. Instead of having to invite all your friends multiple times, you would just point to some of your existing profiles and the service would gather your contacts and profile information from there.
To experiment with the concept I
added my various online profiles into my home page, and gave the URL to Plaxo's Online Identity Consolidator. It was able to find quite a good set of profiles and connect them to me:
It will be interesting to see how various websites will start utilizing
Google's new services. I've joined the Data Portability action group in order to implement some of these things in Midgard CMS.
Updated 14:52Z: Very good write-up on Bokardo
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Decoupled Content Management
Decoupled Content Management is a movement to bring clean separation of concerns into CMSs. With it, Content Management Systems can focus better on their core functionalities, and get the missing pieces through code-sharing and collaboration.
For me, the decoupled CMS story began in the
OSCOM era of early 2000s, and culminated in the still-popular Decoupling Content Management article I wrote in 2011. The tools mentioned there — Create.js, VIE, and PHPCR — have since reached quite a nice level of adoption in mainstream CMSs.