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Verb Mapping

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This page is an attempt to map existing verbs on popular social websites to verb in the Activity Schema. Where no obvious mapping exists, it is labeled as "unknown". 

Comment services


comment Object

reply attribute

  • title of post being commented on comment:subject
  • link to post being commented on thr:in-reply-to
  • link to blog containing that post
  • comment text (may contain links; html etc) comment:content
  • commenter (in backtype namespace) atom:author
  • timestamp of comment atom: atom:published
  • actions: reply/original- links to source comment comment:permalink
  • actions: permalink - links to backtype copy
  • actions: remove - deletes copy
  • actions: tweet: send to twitter
  • actions: fake: disclaim comment
  • actions: spam: disclaim as spam


No actual feed or hAtom for comments

comment Object

reply attribute

elements of each entry:

  • commenter (in disqus namespace) atom:author
  • comment text (may contain links) comment:content
  • timestamp of comment atom:published
  • link to post being commented on thr:in-reply-to
  • link to comment url comment:permalink
  • link to blog containing that post mirrored on disqus
  • actions: reblog - post again

Media sharing services


  • upload a photo|video: http://activitystrea.ms/schema/1.0/post
  • comment: http://activitystrea.ms/schema/1.0/post
  • tag: http://activitystrea.ms/schema/1.0/tag
  • favorite: http://activitystrea.ms/schema/1.0/favorite
  • add note (to photo): http://activitystrea.ms/schema/1.0/post (using in-reply-to)
  • reply: http://activitystrea.ms/schema/1.0/post (using in-reply-to)
  • adds friend: http://activitystrea.ms/schema/1.0/make-friend
  • sends message: http://activitystrea.ms/schema/1.0/share
  • shares something with you: http://activitystrea.ms/schema/1.0/share
  • join (group): http://activitystrea.ms/schema/1.0/join
  • new topic (group): http://activitystrea.ms/schema/1.0/post
  • reply to a topic (group): http://activitystrea.ms/schema/1.0/post
  • add photo|video to set: http://activitystrea.ms/schema/1.0/share
  • add photo|video to group: http://activitystrea.ms/schema/1.0/share


  • likes: unknown
  • recommends: unknown
  • watched: http://activitystrea.ms/schema/1.0/play
  • listened to: http://activitystrea.ms/schema/1.0/play
  • rate: unknown
  • add to queue: unknown  (jan 2010 new feature)



  • comment: http://activitystrea.ms/schema/1.0/post
  • add to queue: unknown
  • subscribe to season/show: http://activitystrea.ms/schema/1.0/start-following
  • watched: http://activitystrea.ms/schema/1.0/play
  • rate: unknown


  • comment: http://activitystrea.ms/schema/1.0/post (using in-reply-to)
  • favorite: http://activitystrea.ms/schema/1.0/favorite
  • add annotation: http://activitystrea.ms/schema/1.0/post
  • send message: http://activitystrea.ms/schema/1.0/share
  • share: http://activitystrea.ms/schema/1.0/share
  • join (group): http://activitystrea.ms/schema/1.0/join
  • add video to group: http://activitystrea.ms/schema/1.0/share
  • upload a video http://activitystrea.ms/schema/1.0/post
  • subscribe to channel|user http://activitystrea.ms/schema/1.0/start-following
  • add to playlist|quicklist|channel: http://activitystrea.ms/schema/1.0/share
  • make playlist: unknown
  • edit video: unknown
  • remove from playlist: unknown
  • remove from favorites: unknown
  • remove video from group: unknown
  • blog a video: http://activitystrea.ms/schema/1.0/share


  • comment: http://activitystrea.ms/schema/1.0/post (using in-reply-to)
  • like (likes act as favorites): http://activitystrea.ms/schema/1.0/favorite
  • add friend: http://activitystrea.ms/schema/1.0/make-friend
  • upload a new video: http://activitystrea.ms/schema/1.0/post
  • tag: http://activitystrea.ms/schema/1.0/tag
  • create channel: unknown
  • add to channel: http://activitystrea.ms/schema/1.0/favorite
  • subscribed to: http://activitystrea.ms/schema/1.0/start-following


Microblogging Services


  • create notice: http://activitystrea.ms/schema/1.0/post
  • delete notice : unknown: http://community-equity.org/schema/1.0/delete
  • retweet: notice  : unknown: http://community-equity.org/schema/1.0/clone
  • favorite notice  :  http://activitystrea.ms/schema/1.0/favorite
  • unfavorite notice  : unknown: http://community-equity.org/schema/1.0/unfavorite
  • comment notice  reply : http://activitystrea.ms/schema/1.0/post
  • view notice : http://activitystrea.ms/schema/1.0/play
  • join group: http://activitystrea.ms/schema/1.0/join
  • leave group: unknown: http://community-equity.org/schema/1.0/leave
  • follow person: http://activitystrea.ms/schema/1.0/follow
  • unfollow person: unknown: http://community-equity.org/schema/1.0/unfollow


Social Networking Services

Community Equity

(Reference: CeQ mapping table )

  • create information:  http://activitystrea.ms/schema/1.0/post
  • create UserGroup:  http://activitystrea.ms/schema/1.0/post
  • create Community: http://activitystrea.ms/schema/1.0/post
  • create Person  http://activitystrea.ms/schema/1.0/post 
  • update_content http://activitystrea.ms/schema/1.0/post
  • update_meta_data:  http://activitystrea.ms/schema/1.0/post
  • update UserGroup: http://activitystrea.ms/schema/1.0/post
  • update Community : http://activitystrea.ms/schema/1.0/post
  • update Person: http://activitystrea.ms/schema/1.0/post 
  • delete information (type of),group,community,user: http://community-equity.org/schema/1.0/delete
  • deleteUserGroup:  unknown: http://community-equity.org/schema/1.0/delete
  • delete Community  unknown:http://community-equity.org/schema/1.0/delete
  • delete Person   unknown :http://community-equity.org/schema/1.0/delete
  • clone information:     unknown::http://community-equity.org/schema/1.0/delete
  • share information: http://activitystrea.ms/schema/1.0/share
  • rate information: unknown
  • comment  information: http://activitystrea.ms/schema/1.0/post ?unknown
  • view/download information: http://activitystrea.ms/schema/1.0/play
  • tag information http://activitystrea.ms/schema/1.0/tag 
  • login: unknown
  • logout unknown
  • join group: http://activitystrea.ms/schema/1.0/join
  • join community: http://activitystrea.ms/schema/1.0/join
  • leave group:unknown   http://community-equity.org/schema/1.0/leave
  • leave community:unknownhttp://community-equity.org/schema/1.0/delete
  • change author unknown


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