Friend of a Friend

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The Friend of a Friend (FOAF) project at is an attempt to create Portable Social Networks, i.e. it focuses on the portability of relational data.

"The Friend of a Friend (FOAF) project is creating a Web of machine-readable pages describing people, the links between them and the things they create and do.

FOAF is about your place in the Web, and the Web's place in our world. FOAF is a simple technology that makes it easier to share and use information about people and their activities (eg. photos, calendars, weblogs), to transfer information between Web sites, and to automatically extend, merge and re-use it online." (