SIGIA-L Mail Archives: [Sigia-l] Open Source Social Networking (was: SIG-IA group on Facebook - do or die?)
[Sigia-l] Open Source Social Networking (was: SIG-IA group on Facebook - do or die?)
Not sure if this project has been mentioned here, but it seems
tangentially relevant to this discussion.
From the O'Reilly post:
"Their project attempts to solve the problem of multiple overlapping
social networks. This overlap makes it harder to establish new sites,
as people tire of rebuilding networks on each social networking site.
As a non-profit and opensource project, it aims to be vendor-neutral
and usable by all vendors."
From the project site:
"[Goal:] Establish a non-profit and open source software (with
copyrights held by the non-profit) which collects, merges, and
redistributes the graphs from all other social network sites into one
global aggregated graph. This is then made available to other sites
(or users) via both public APIs (for small/casual users) and
downloadable data dumps, with an update stream / APIs, to get
iterative updates to the graph (for larger users)."
On Aug 22, 2007, at 7:09 AM, Paola Kathuria wrote:
> Donna Maurer wrote:
>>> There are at least three other IA facebook groups: Information
>>> Architecture, Information architecture and Information Architecture
>>> Institute. Some are even starting to get activity ;)
> Andrew Boyd wrote:
>> Let there be a hundred groups!
>> CC Paola: is there a way of displaying group activity in home/profile
>> page that you know of? The only reason I don't contribute more is
>> I get busy and forget the groups are there without the pushed
>> reminder. There are only so many attention balls that my poor head
>> juggle at the moment :)
> Putting groups within the Facebook walled garden makes them
> hard to use. I wrote about this a month ago in the FB SIG-IA
> group and only you responded.
> You can get updates when someone's replied to a board post
> (not a wall) in account -> notifications. Or (as I recently
> discovered) click the Groups link under Applications on the
> left to see recent activity (by type) of your and your
> friend's groups.
> I also found that the extra click to get to the discussion
> threads (and that it only shows the three most recently-active
> threads) put me off using the boards. I much prefer Walls on
> the group home page.
> Facebook is a popular social network but it's not THE ONE.
> It is based on a networking site for students for finding a
> girl/boyfriend. Another foundation is needed for a
> general-purpose network. And, sure, have privacy settings
> for personal information but don't put all the UGC behind
> a login.
> Paola, member of one less FB group
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