“REST” is a paradigm of web interaction that … let’s GET that from Wikipedia.  Basically, it is good manners for guest and host at a site (“rest stop”?) on the information highway. The power of REST is parsimonious focus on a few principles.

Incrementing the state of our relationships can be understood as being like blog posts.  Create, modify, delete.  Though both modify and delete should also be done as creates: create a modification and create a deletion. Having created a relationship and then ended it is not the same as it never having existed.

As you READ the previous paragraph, PUT “graph node” in the place of “blog post.”