Friend Of A Friend

FOAF provides an execellent vocabulary for describing people and the relation between people. It is a way to describe yourself—your name, email address, and the people you’re friends with—using XML and RDF.

This allows software to process these descriptions, perhaps as part of an automated search engine, to discover information about your and the communities of which you’re a member.

Of course I created a FOAF description of myself, using the FOAF-a-Matic. You can find my FOAF at If you link your FOAF to mine, please let me know, so I can update my file.

[Update 03.08.2003]: After seeing 23 404-errors in my logfile, I came to the conclusion that I must have saved the FOAF file with the wrong name. It is now fixed, so it should work alright.

For those people who are too lazy to look into the file, my FOAF description looks as follows:

<rdf:rdf xmlns:rdf=“" xmlns:rdfs=“" xmlns:foaf=“"> <foaf:person> <foaf:name>Jeroen Sangers</foaf:name> <foaf:title>Mr</foaf:title> <foaf:firstname>Jeroen</foaf:firstname> <foaf:surname>Sangers</foaf:surname> <foaf:nick>Beltza</foaf:nick> <foaf:mbox_sha1sum>6fe5a1c9a2f3ce9d6a53d4f82d0e4a92254bba2b</foaf:mbox_sha1sum> <foaf:homepage rdf:resource=“"/> <foaf:phone rdf:resource=“tel:+34-6-19204630”/> <foaf:workplacehomepage rdf:resource=“"/> <foaf:schoolhomepage rdf:resource=“"/> </foaf:person>

Jeroen Sangers @jeroensangers