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. […]
Google Wave is exciting and transformative
For almost five years, I’ve had a dream of creating a decentralized social networking system with granular access permissions and a customizable workflow. It would be open source, with an underlying, decentralized open protocol based on XMPP that anyone could build on top of and extend. It would redefine the way we work on the […]