[This is deep in the technical weeds, but the piece is great and this made me laugh, so it is worth noting thinks I. ]
The Social Graph is Neither (Pinboard Blog): Here the Ghost of Abstractions Past materializes in a flurry of angle brackets, and says in a sepulchral whisper:
“How about we let people define arbitrary relationships between nodes…”
“Maybe even in XML…”
<Person "john"> <likesToShareRecipesWith "susan" /> </Person>
“Of course, we’ll need namespaces…”
<ns:Person rdf:about="http://www.example.org/#john"> <ns:likesToShareRecipesWith rdf:resource="http://www.example.org/#susan" /> </ns:Person>
And RDF rises lurching out of the grave to infect the brains of another generation of young developers.