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NAME

       WWW::Finger - get useful data from e-mail addresses

SYNOPSIS

         use WWW::Finger;
         my $finger = WWW::Finger->new("joe@example.com");
         if (defined $finger)
         {
           print $finger->name . "\n";
         }

DESCRIPTION

       This module is not an implementation of the finger protocol (RFC 1288).  Use Net::Finger
       for that. Instead it is a set of implementations of other methods for getting information
       from an e-mail address, or e-mail like identifier. This package includes four such
       implementations, and it's pretty easy to create your own additional implementations:

       ·       WebFinger

       ·       Fingerpoint

       ·       MetaCPAN API for cpan.org addresses

       ·       Unnamed finger protocol described on bitworking.org

   Constructor
       ·       "new"

                 $finger = WWW::Finger->new($identifier);

               Creates a WWW::Finger object for a particular identifier. Will return undef if no
               implemetation is able to handle the identifier

   Object Methods
       Any of these methods can return undef if the appropriate information is not available. The
       "name", "mbox", "homepage", "weblog", "image" and "key" methods work in both scalar and
       list context.  Depending on which implementation was used by "WWW::Finger->new", the
       object may also have additional methods. Consult the documentation of the various
       implementations for details.

       "name"
           The person's name (or handle/nickname).

       "mbox"
           The person's e-mail address (including "mailto:").

       "homepage"
           The person's personal homepage.

       "weblog"
           The person's blog. (There may be some overlap with "homepage".)

       "image"
           An avatar, photo or other image depicting the person.

       "key"
           The URL of the person's GPG/PGP public key.

       "webid"
           A URI uniquely identifying the person. See <http://esw.w3.org/topic/WebID>.

       "endpoint"
           A SPARQL Protocol endpoint which may provide additional data about the person.  (See
           RDF::Query::Client.)

       "graph"
           An RDF::Trine::Model object holding data about the person. (See RDF::Trine.)

SEE ALSO

       Net::Finger.

       <http://code.google.com/p/webfinger/>.

       <http://buzzword.org.uk/2009/fingerpoint/spec>.

       <http://www.perlrdf.org/>.

       fingerw.

AUTHOR

       Toby Inkster, <tobyink@cpan.org>

COPYRIGHT AND LICENCE

       Copyright (C) 2009-2012 by Toby Inkster

       This library is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the same
       terms as Perl itself.

DISCLAIMER OF WARRANTIES

       THIS PACKAGE IS PROVIDED "AS IS" AND WITHOUT ANY EXPRESS OR IMPLIED WARRANTIES, INCLUDING,
       WITHOUT LIMITATION, THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTIBILITY AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR
       PURPOSE.