Socialwg/Social Web Glossary

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similar to Linked Data Glossary

see also: Social Web XG FinalReport: The Terminology


Software application running on local device and providing GUI (Graphical User Interface). Often HTML5 app in a web browser but also native mobile app or desktop application. Apps can interact with any number of Web Services

Domestic Server

Server which hosts your personal online account

proposed: using Provider

Foreign Server

Server which hosts some of the personal accounts belonging to other people, who your interact with online

proposed: using Relying Party



the thing with the UI

proposed by Sandro Hawke in


the thing with the storage and static IP address

proposed by Sandro Hawke in

Web Service

Mostly used in relation to SOAP/WSDL, see Web Services Architecture