eBay Feedback As FOAF Application?

Why do I have a great eBay feedback rating, but no way of moving that trust rating over to Amazon? I worked hard to get all the feedback, but when I want to sell something on Amazon, it's like I'm a brand new person.

This sounds like a job for FOAF. A specialization of the Trust Ontology can be applied to trust in auction settings. Then, using some OWL magic, I could quite easily map myself on eBay to myself on Amazon. Then, ta da, my Amazon avatar doesn't look so bad anymore.

I wonder if this is doable with eBay's API and Amazon's APIs (SOAP and RESTful)? Sounds like an interesting application of those APIs plus FOAF.

Is this a good proof of concept for the Semantic Web? What would stop it from being deployed?

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