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Archive of "Videntity"

Archive for the "Videntity" Category

Site Up, Videntity Down

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Hello loyal and less loyal readers!

Recently, my blog (and entire site, really) has been… down. Or at least dead slow. It was a problem with my cache plugin (wp-cache) which I have since resolved with the help of a friend.

You might be annoyed by my main page looking like it’s messed up. It draws its data from videntity.org, which is currently down. It probably should cache the data in the future to prevent this happening again.

If you want to see updates from me and this main site is down, check me out on Facebook or Xanga.

WordPress Plugins on the WordPress Database

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I am moving my primary WordPress plugins’ hosting to the WordPress Plugins Database. This means listings and extra exposure too! Links to their home there will appear on their home page here.

The Videntity plugin already has a home there.

Videntity Bookmarklet Update

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I have made some updates to my Videntity Bookmarklet.  Besides hCards and Facebook links, it now also supports search results from wink.com.  So now you can search for people and then add them directly to your friends list!

Update to Videntity WordPress Plugin

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I have updated my WordPress plugin for Videntity.org integration. It now includes options to import your friends/contacts or your profile (or both!) from Videntity to WordPress. Just go to ‘Videntity’ under the ‘Options’ tab in your administration interface.

Some notable things not imported in the profile import:

  • Instant Messeging information
  • Video
  • Photo
  • Only the first URL (Website) is imported

The ‘additional name’ (ie, middle name) is imported, but into a field called ‘additonal_name’, which is not displayed anywhere by default on WordPress.

Videntity Bookmarklet

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If you haven’t heard of Videntity, you may recognize it as the major force behind my landing page.  If you don’t have an OpenID, you can get one from Videntity.  If you have one already (like me) you can log in using it.

Then, you can associate a profile with your OpenID.  Yes, you’ve done this a million times before.  Videntity is different — you can actually import your existing profile from elsewhere if it is done using hCard.

You can also add friends to your profile on Videntity.  Here again, the service is different.  You are not bound to adding people who have ever used Videntity — anyone with a URL can be added.  Full XFN vocabulary is supported.  This powers the primary friends list on my home page.

Enter the bookmarklet.  I have written a bookmarklet that works cross-browser.  Click it, and it detects hCards and Facebook links on the current page.  It presents you with a list of these people it has detected and lets you either click over to their profile (useful in itself) or add them to your Videntity profile as friends.

So, drag the following to your bookmark bar and watch the magic!

http://singpolyma.googlepages.com/videntity-bookmarklet.js'; document.body.appendChild(js);})();">Videntity Bookmarklet