FoafSpace is a new FOAF search engine by Gene McCulley which was just announced on the rdfweb-dev mailing list. Normally I’d just bookmark it using del.icio.us but the fact that I loaded the site, typed in my nick and it came back with my details in sub-second time was pretty impressive.
At the time of writing, it’s currently got 1039950 people listed and provides interesting stats like the top 20 websites in terms of the number of FoaF files that have been spidered and which of the people it knows about have their birthdays today.
I’d just started thinking about writing my own FOAF scutter, since Jim Ley’s data dumps are in MySQL format (I’d prefer the raw triples) and a bit out of date and I need a chunk of FOAF data to do some analysis on, and you can never have too many hacky, poorly-written scutters 😉 Hopefully FoaFspace will release their data dump, and maybe plink.org could do the same?
Ha! Now I’ve said that I’d prefer it in triples I’ve found Morten Frederiksen’s Perl script for converting Jim’s DB dump file directly into triples, I’ll have to give that a go.