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Participation

Members

How to participate

To join this group, if you are affiliated with a W3C member organization:

  1. Use the form for getting a W3C account or recovering an old one
  2. Have your AC representative nominate you using the form for joining this group

The chairs and staff may permit people to join as "invited experts"; to pursue this option, fill out the Invited Expert Application; please indicate, in the form's "Additional information" field 1) why you are interested in this group, and 2) why you qualify to be an Invited Expert. (you may also want to add your name to Applied Membership section below) and the chairs will contact you in about a week. Send any questions about this process to Harry Halpin.

If you are officially in the group, you will automatically receive group email and your w3.org login and password will work on this wiki.

Discussion

We currently use IRC, email, telcons, and face-to-face meetings for discussion:

IRC

Logs

http://socialwg.indiewebcamp.com/irc/social/today

The IRC channel is logged on the publicly-visible URL above. You can bookmark the URL and it will redirect to the current day.

You can get your photo to appear next to your name in the logs by adding yourself to the IRC-people page.

Email

public-socialweb@w3.org 
Dedicated to Social Web Working Group discussions. See public-socialweb archive. Read-write for WG members. Read-only for non-members.
public-socialweb-comments@w3.org 
For Social Web public discussions. See public-socialweb-comments archive. Read-write for all, WG members and non-members alike.

Telecons

Next telecon: 2014-10-21 - Weekly W3C Social WG call

Weekly telecons take place on Tuesdays at 1PM US/Eastern (10AM US/Pacific, 19:00 Paris, etc, see time converter for more options), as determined by poll.

IRC

IRC is a key element of how teleconferences are run, please join the IRC channel (#social) before dialing in!

Dial-in and Conference Code
1-617-761-6200 or SIP:zakim@voip.w3.org (SIP Instructions), SOCL (7625) #

Identifying yourself

For record keeping it is important that everyone attending our teleconference is identified. W3C's IRC bot, Zakim, which helps facilitate meetings using IRC in conjunction with the W3C's audio teleconference bridge, can help identify you but there are cases when Zakim needs your input. It is therefore important that before you call in, you first join the IRC channel (#social) and monitor it. On joining the call Zakim will report your joining. If Zakim can identify you it will simply say something like:

  Zakim: +yourIrcNickname

If it can't identify you but knows the number you're calling from it will say something like:

  Zakim: +1.123.456.aaaa

You then need to tell Zakim that it's you with the command:

  Zakim, aaaa is me

Zakim, will actually store that info, so in the future you shouldn't need to do it again.

If Zakim can't identify you and doesn't know the number you're calling from it will say something like:

  Zakim: +??P1

or

  Zakim: +[IPcaller]

You then need to tell Zakim that it's you with the command:

  Zakim, ??P1 is me

or

  Zakim, [IPcaller] is me

In case other people join in at the same time as you it may be difficult for you to know which identifier is yours, as in:

  Zakim: +??P1
  Zakim: +??P2

You can try to sort this out by entering on your phone the command to raise your hand:

  41#

This will result in Zakim saying something like:

  ***Zakim hears ??P2's hand up

Of course, race conditions can still occur, you need to speak up to coordinate with others on the call! You can then lower your hand just entering the following on your phone:

  40#

For more info on this refer to Zakim's page.

Face to face Meetings

Upcoming f2f meetings of SocialWG:


Socialwg/Related_Events - additional opportunities for spontaneous meetups

Past Telecons & Meetings

Scribes

As a scribe, after you're done minuting into IRC for a given date, e.g. 2014-10-14:

  1. Get the source of http://www.w3.org/2014/10/14-social-minutes.html
  2. Run it through pandoc converting to wiki markup
  3. Use Socialwg/2014-10-07-minutes as a template to create Socialwg/2014-10-14-minutes

Documentation

To document proposals, ideas, even specifications that are social web related, please create pages for them on this wiki and add a link to them from here.

Naming

You may preface your page names with "socialwg/" if you pick a particularly generic name and/or wish to indicate the scope in the name.

Use Cases

Main effort moved to Task Force in Interest Group - Socialig/Use_Case_TF

Social Data Syntax

Social Vocabulary

Social API

API research

API candidates

Inputs Into SocialWG

Inputs into SocialWG, including specs from External Groups explicitly listed in the Charter.

Activity Streams

Main article: Activity Streams

IndieWeb

Hypotheticals

Documentation which is abstract (i.e. lacking documented real world use-cases).

Process

Workmode

The Social Web Working Group workmode is roughly as follows, and may be iterated based on group experience:

  • #Discussion - use IRC, telcons, email for discussion only
  • #Documentation - capture proposals and conclusions here on the wiki

Tracker

Issues and Actions related to this WG are managed via the W3C Tracker. See Social Web WG Tracker.

Resolutions

resolutions will be highlighted in minutes, and people not at meeting can bring up their concerns within the following week

sched

A rough schedule for the work of the WG.

  • Social data syntax
    • Deciding on a direction
      • Collect different social data syntax structures - Sep 16 2014
      • Collect requirements ~ Sep 16 2014
      • Compare social data syntax structures
      • Milestone: confirm social data syntax direction - Sep 23 2014
      • Milestone: confirm editor for social data spec - Sep 23 2014
    • Initial version
      • Informal architecture - Oct 14 2014
    • Draft version
      • Initial draft version - Oct 28 2014
      • TPAC - Oct 28 2014
  • Social API
    • Direction
      • Collect social APIs - Sep 30 2014
      • Collect requirements - Sep 30 2014
      • Compare
      • Milestone confirm direction - Oct 14 2014
      • Milestone confirm editor for social api spec - Oct 14 2014
    • Initial version
      • Informal architecture - Oct 28 2014 (TPAC)
    • Draft version
      • Initial draft version - Nov 18 2014
  • Federation protocol
    • Decide on a direction
      • Collect federation protocol APIs - Nov 11 2014 (TPAC)
      • Collect requirements - Nov 11 2014 (TPAC)
      • Milestone: confirm federation protocol direction - Dec 2 2014
      • Milestone: confirm editor for federation protocol - Dec 2 2014
    • Initial version
      • Informal architecture - Jan 13 2015
    • Draft version - Feb 3 2015

Media

Related Organizations

http://www.w3.org/2013/socialweb/social-wg-charter.html#coordination

For more details see Socialwg/Related

The following organizations are also working on Social Web technologies:

W3C Groups

mentioned in Charter

not mentioned in Charter


Independent Organizations

mentioned in Charter

not mentioned in Charter

Related Technologies

Applied for Membership

Tantek Çelik has encouraged people who have applied for invited expert membership to list themselves here.

Invited Expert Approval

To be approved as an invited expert, one or more of the chairs and/or W3C staff contact and/or their management have to vouch for you. They likely have different criteria for vouching, and may or may not document (all of) their criteria publicly. E.g. chairs & staff contacts:

Tantek

Tantek Çelik:

  • For me, an expert on the social web MUST be actively publishing social content on their own website. Merely sharecropping on silos or contributing to open source projects only makes you a hobbyist, not an "expert". -Tantek

Evan

Evan Prodromou

  • For me, an invited expert should be implementing social software, or represent a company implementing social software.

Arnaud

Arnaud Le Hors

  • Given the applicability of this technology behind the firewall of an enterprise, I don't share Tantek's view on what constitutes an expert in the matter.
  • In keeping with the W3C Process I will consider applications for Invited Expert status on a case by case basis. It's fair to say that I'm rather conservative in that matter, which means that by default requests will be declined. Invited Experts are typically well known to the community through participation in different forums, conferences, etc. When that's not the case, applicants have the burden of convincing the chairs and Team that they should still be granted this status by explaining why. Invited Expert status is a privilege, not a right.

Harry

W3C Staff Contact Harry Halpin:

  • Temporary Invited Expert status is the most that can be offered to those whose organisation W3C believes should be able to join the W3C, but nonetheless a 6 month "test-run" of the WG was viewed as appropriate.
  • For those organisations,there should be evidence that they have a working or planned product.
  • For independents without an organisation (including universities and small non-profits), a public URL with working code and real users is necessary.
  • A "vocabulary" does not count as working code unless it is actively used by working code with real users.
  • Requests that do not fit these criteria will be redirected to the Social Interest Group.
  • We revisit all accepted IEs, giving them until TPAC to prove their work.

Note also his management chain may have opinions:

  • Wendy Seltzer (his manager)
  • Tim Berners-Lee (her manager)

FAQ

Please add questions which have been answered in IRC by the chairs here:

  • ...

Am I Relevant To This WG

Q: Am I important or relevant to this working group?

A: Do you:

  • implement social web technologies?
  • or publish social content on a website you control? (social content, from you to others, regarding yourself and/or others, blogrolls (e.g. using XFN for social relationships, e.g. http://schepers.cc/ )

Or both? In either case, the working group can use your input relating to your personal experience with doing so.

Teleconferences

Q: Will the teleconference call audio be made public after the meeting?

A: No. However, they will be annotated by a scribe and minutes will be made publicly available shortly after a working group meeting. For example socialwg/2014-09-02-minutes.

Background

See Also