LinkedIn on the semantic web and the Semantic Web

SemanticReport has done a great blog post on how LinkedIn is using microformats as well as starting to explore ‘capital letter’ Semantic Web formats. Steve Ganz, LinkedIn’s Principal Web Developer, talks about how LI uses hReview, hResume, hEvent, hCard and XHTML Friends Network (aka XFN) to enable users to do more with their data than just read it on a web page. And obviously, apart from the mash-up possibilities, there are a growing number of SEO advantages to enabling the site in this way.

The article also talks tantalisingly about some of the initial work LI is doing with Semantic Web approaches like Friend of a Friend and other RDF vocabularies.

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