Social Systems

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My Profile


MyProfile intends to provide a solution for managing the numerous accounts and profiles that users have on the Internet. Its main purpose is to provide a unified user account, or simply ‘user profile’, which as opposed to current ‘silo’ profiles, would really be under the user’s control, on a device controlled by the user.

resource me / bergnet


Generic Social platform written in PHP.

  • Contact: Thomas Bergwinkl
  • Status: Revamp in progress expected Q2 2012
  • Schemas:

Tabulator Social Pane


The Tabulator project is a generic data browser and editor. It can be used as a browser extension (firefox and chrome) or as a standalone javascript library. It is extensible through various 'panes' which act as read write data apps.

  • Contact: Tim Berners-Lee, Joe Presbrey, Oshani Seneviratne, Melvin Carvalho
  • Status: Alpha, still some bugs to crush after move to git. Expected working Q2 2012
  • Source Code:



An Architecture of a Distributed Semantic Social Network

OpenLink Data Spaces


Live demo:

OpenLink Data Spaces (ODS) is a fully-featured data space and social system incorporating many protocols from the read write web in a suite of applications.



Elgg based framework using many linked data plugins.

  • Contact: Pablo Martin (invited)
  • Status: Production



An open-source PHP web application and presentation engine for RDF data stored in files, e.g. your FOAF profile. It allows you to aggregate and publish data from multiple web sources via Linked Data.

The Global Square


Based on Drupal 7 and RDF the Global Square's goal is to perpetuate the creative and cooperative spirit of the occupations and transform them into lasting forms of social organization.

  • Contact: Andrew Mallis
  • Status: Development



A semantic microblogging platform.



Perl based semantic blogging software

  • Contact: Toby Inkster
  • Status: Last Release Aug 2009



Today personal profiles within one social networking platform are heavily linked between each other but are not connected to other networks. Semantic technologies such as the Friend-Of-A-Friend (FOAF) ontology can break those data silos.

Candidates for addition

  • Facebook Open Graph