XHTML Friends Network (XFN) is an interesting new protocol out there. It basically aids us in linking our (web-site-available) friends on the web via HTML itself. So it's a nice way to create your own network and keep track of how the web is coming together.
How is this done? Nothing fancy to be done really...just add a "rel" tag in the "a href" and choose from a set of attributes to assign to the link. The link here is the link to your friend/contact's webpage or blog. (by the way, did you know that blogs and blogrolls are the fastest growing are of the web?...neither did I...but Wiki says so)
For example, consider my blog roll...let's look at a link......
a href="/http://www.xanga.com/nivea12" rel="friend met"
The "rel" attributes are not imaginary. They are listed here: XFN Getting Started
View my network here: http://rubhub.com/main/site/?105648
I think this is cool. Eventually we'll be able to see how well connected the web really is.
That's it for now. Back to the regularly scheduled broadcast...