Making billions of dollars from the federated social web
Diaspora was pretty exciting. A Kickstarter campaign that promised it all: a platform created “for everyone to have full control over their data and to empower people in to become responsible, secure, and social Internet dwellers”. They raised over $200,000, which at the time was the largest Kickstarter funding round ever. Neat! Yesterday, Diaspora announced […]
Tent appeared out of the blue today: a protocol and reference server implementation for individual-to-individual distributed social networking. Or to put it another way, Tent is a way to host your own social data – posting and reading from as many apps as you want. Here’s their announcement, and here’s the GitHub repository. The Tent […]
Building a distributed social network? You’re doing it wrong.
Here are some distributed social networking platforms and technologies designed to facilitate distributed social networking: Status.net DiSo 6D Kopal DSNP Noserub Appleseed OneSocialWeb Diaspora (included for completeness, but there isn’t any code yet) Wow, that’s a lot! And following Diaspora’s flurry of both coverage and cash, you can bet there’ll be plenty more to come. […]