[Freedombox-discuss] WebID, was: chat over websockets

Melvin Carvalho melvincarvalho at gmail.com
Fri Jan 4 17:31:36 UTC 2013

On 4 January 2013 18:26, Henry Story <henry.story at bblfish.net> wrote:

> The whole point of WebID is to use the data at the WebID Profile to
> improve the UI and not to stick to the plain URI
> (  see http://webid.info/spec for the meaning of those terms. )
> For a  good example is to be found at http://my-profile.eu/
> It's been about 3 years that I tell Melvin that the minimum is to not show
> the WebID
> but to use the foaf file to find the users name and picture and use that
> information.
> Showing people a URI just makes WebID look stupid as a UI.
> Melvin can't code that apparently in three years, so perhaps someone can
> help him, even though he's hanging around on all the channels and knows
> exactly
> where the code is ( e.g.: https://github.com/linkeddata/rdflib.js )
> I have had undergraduate javascript starters do whole apps in js in a
> couple of months
> work. You may want to look at the slideshow of this Social Web app for
> example.

Hi Henry, thanks for your feedback.  Unfortunately I dont have a couple of
months free, or I would surely improve the UI along the lines you suggest
to make it more of a web version of "skype".  It's just a side project that
I had a couple of hours free to code up.  It's very useful to me already,
but If i get some time free, I'll try and improve it!

> Henry
> On 4 Jan 2013, at 16:32, Melvin Carvalho <melvincarvalho at gmail.com> wrote:
> I came across this nice tutorial that shows you how to run chat over
> websockets
> http://martinsikora.com/nodejs-and-websocket-simple-chat-tutorial
> I added this to my freedombox in about 30 minutes including installing
> nodejs, opening ports, adding WebID integration
> Presently, it's one big chat room, but I may add multiple channels,
> encryption, an nicer UI and other good stuff
> A short message from my sponsors: Vive la France!
> Social Web Architect
> http://bblfish.net/
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