The Murmurations protocol is a new way to manage directories and maps.

How it works

The Murmurations protocol combines three key elements .
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Murmurations profiles

A Murmurations profile is a .json file which describes a ‘node’ on the Murmurations network.

Anyone can make a profile to describe a person, a project, an organisation, or any other entity.

Profiles are hosted anywhere online and their URLs are submitted to the Murmurations Index.

2

The Murmurations Index

The Murmurations Index keeps a record of all the profile URLs and timestamps of when they were last updated. 

When you update a profile you can resubmit its URL to update the index.

The Index is accessible to aggregators via an open API.

3

Murmurations Aggregators

Aggregators query the index regularly for profile changes, enabling them to provide accurate and timely information in maps, directories and content aggregators.

Find out more about how to map your sector or network using Murmurations.

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