Friday, July 30, 2010

Starting to Understand Social Media

Starting off, we'd like to share this document. Simply put, it's a rough service outline. Is the wording perfect? No. Is the tone always correct? No. This is the copy that I wrote as a rough proposal when I wanted to break g3nius Social Media Consulting into it's own company.

After attending literally dozens of these so-called "Social Media - How to Expand Your Business" conferences and Seminars, I realized I had more to offer in this space; this was two years ago. Now, I figure it's time to pass some of that knowledge on!

What can you get from this document? Well, read it and find out! I promise it's not super sales-y - it's almost more of a whitepaper (maybe I'll do some editing and turn it into that, what do you think?). Ciao for now.

Gabriel Gonzalez | | g3nius - S. M. C.
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Social Graph - Check How You Are Connected!

Demo Social Graph API - Site Connectivity

Example Apps

What does this demo show?

This shows how your sites are connected. The top section lists your other sites that are connected to the URLs you entered ("me" links). The 'Score' column shows how well-linked each is - green for fully linked, red for just one. 'Possible connections' is a list of other sites that link to your URLs with 'me' links.

Where do these URLs come from?

These are public links on websites, marked up using Open standards such as XFN and FOAF, designed to express relationships online.

To use XFN to connect sites, add rel="me" to your link like this:

<a href="" rel="me" >me</a>

More details on XFN.

To use FOAF, create a FOAF file and link to it from your web page. More details on FOAF.

What is the Social Graph API?

The Social Graph API makes information about the public connections between people on the Web easily available and useful for developers. Developers can query this public information to offer their users dramatically streamlined "add friends" functionality and other useful features.

For more information, please visit the Social Graph API FAQ.

How are your sites connected?

Start by entering URLs to your blogs and profile pages. Enter one per line:

If you don't have a blog or profile page, try: or

Info on your connected sites

Using "new"-ish code let's the internet know which links are you and who your friends are! As more and more applications and websites take advantage of this information, you'll see a more and more connected world! Check it out.