@ton just noticed in your article you refer to techpledge, the link seems kind of dead to me. But I'm interested in what it was and if there's anything similar and relevant. Do you know of anything? Thnx

@remcoboerma You're right. Odd. Will remove the dead link. Seems it went offline late Feb this year. Here's the last archived version web.archive.org/web/2022021913

@ton just to get it right, are you looking for examples like the blogger researching other bloggers? Or the graphic representation of networks like that?

@remcoboerma as an example, yes. FB has their data representation of the social graph as fundament underneath their business. I wonder about building one's own social graph, starting from yourself on the open web. Which is why bloggers are a logical example. I blog, follow others who also follow others who follow others and me etc. Now there's no easy way to navigate that let alone automatically. The fediverse is interesting too, less for the micro actions (likes, boosts) more for the follows.

@ton in that case flickr.com groups has been used like that. Join a group, scout the member's photo's for quality and follow those you like.

@remcoboerma yes, like that but then to do it automatically and to create a network map (as data, not as visual) of those connections

@ton thnx I understand now, I think. Thinking to myself about why we should do so, or wouldn't want to, the gdpr comes to mind. Collecting information about an individuals network would be to privacy sensitive to us. But seeing the influence networks and subsidies/grants have over each other as can be seen through implemented best practices or the effort to do so could be really useful.

@ton we're also working with a Metadata set that is applied to more than one single type. That will eventually result in a graph of inter related entities, activities, grants, studies. Probably distributed amongst various systems, but the integration happens at the graph level as well as at a hypertext level. I'm not sure if that would be something you're after

At educationwarehouse we're trying to do something similar with our network of best practises for the educational sector. For example, someone from the Leiden community might see something interesting on onderwijsindeleidseregio.nl . Pratices listed there have stickers for networks (for example) the visitor can click, and learn about other practices from that community. On the roadmap is way to tell more about those networks so people will join.

We've been using the social graph in addition to profile tags/keywords in order to provide "ethical" Friend Suggestions; and I believe this usage is spelled out in the project GDPR. We also allow you to hide the visibility of your connections (such as provided by your ActivityPub followers and following collections) if you are concerned.
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