FOAF from LinkedIn

by Uche Ogbuji

I finally created a FOAF file for myself. I exported my LinkedIn contacts (that link should work for you if you've recently logged into LinkedIn) to "vCard (.VCF file)". I then imported the vCard into FOAFgen. Result is here. I think I'll write a Python script that works with the vCard file and the FOAF to handle new or updated contact entries. I must say, FOAF is really ugly (as if, unfortunately, so much RDF/XML), so I'll have to be closing my eyes a lot as I write tools to avoid my having to stick my fingers into it. I guess the saving grace is that everything else is even uglier (including hCard).