The Open Graph Protocol

Paul Tarjan (Facebook)
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Facebook launched the Open Graph Protocol nearly 1 year ago to power the Like button. On average 10% of all web search results have Open Graph markup, with many other companies consuming it, in addition to Facebook. Not bad for a 1 year old protocol.

Join the lead developer, Paul Tarjan, for a discussion about the design decisions, tips and tricks, and where the future of the Open Graph Protocol is headed.

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Paul Tarjan


Paul Tarjan is a Web Hacker at Facebook. He is a big proponent of open web standards with his work on the Open Graph Protocol, OAuth2, microformats, etc. Previously, Paul worked for Yahoo! co-founding Search Monkey – one of the first major changes to the search result page in 9 years. He has a Master’s degree from Stanford and two bachelors degrees in Pure Math and Computer Science. You’ll often see him riding a ripstick or unicycle while juggling.

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Frank Morris
03/30/2011 7:12pm PDT

Pretty clear/helpful exposure of the objectives and challenges followed by a pretty open discussion

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