Domain as Identity?

Over time Bokardo has slowly become my online identity. It’s where I write, where people can contact me, where people subscribe to my feed, and where search engines crawl. Everything that I do goes through this domain in one way or another, either with a pingback or a link to. Also, in true Semantic Weblike […]

Over time Bokardo has slowly become my online identity. It’s where I write, where people can contact me, where people subscribe to my feed, and where search engines crawl. Everything that I do goes through this domain in one way or another, either with a pingback or a link to.

Also, in true Semantic Weblike fashion, my domain has become the index for all the services that I offer. (the idea that I provide services sounds funny, but it’s not hard to think of an RSS feed as a service).

Here are my “services”:

  • RSS service ( http://bokardo.com/feed/ )
  • HTML service ( http://bokardo.com/ )

I’m trying to learn more about RDF, so I added an service built out of RDF just this morning:

  • FOAF service ( http://bokardo.com/foaf.rdf )

Adding this service was easy. I went to the FOAF-a-Matic and created the RDF file and uploaded it to the root of my web server. Then I stuck the following in the head tag of my HTML template:

<link rel="meta" type="application/rdf+xml" title="FOAF" href="foaf.rdf" />

Alternatively, I’m working on several more services:

  • OPML service
  • Sitemaps service

These services will all be discoverable by looking at the index of Bokardo. Over time, I’m sure we’ll have a lot more services to add to the mix, some that will prove very useful, and some that won’t. Kind of gives the index page a little more oomph, huh?

In essence, I’m making my domain my identity. It sounds reasonable, does it not?

Published: November 29th, 2005

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