Tag: openid

  • Decentralized social networking using web intents

    I believe that web intents are the last missing piece for decentralized social networking. (Previously I’ve talked about creating a social web architecture using Activity Streams and OAuth; this builds on that idea.) Picture this chain of events: I visit your website, and see that you have a “connect to me” button[1]. I click the button, […]

  • Direct messaging in a social web architecture

    This post is the third segment in my series on an architecture for the social web. Previously: How social networks can replace email, which is a non-technical approach to the issues, and my follow-up describing how to build a social web architecture using available technology today. So what about direct messaging? In my previous post, […]

  • Activity Streams and OAuth: a social web architecture

    My previous post was a response to Gartner’s prediction last month that social networking would replace email as the “primary vehicle for interpersonal communications for 20 percent of business users.” In it, I named some properties that would need to be held by any social networking system that would successfully replace email. Ease of use […]

  • The Open Stack and truly open APIs

    The following is an expanded version of the short talk I gave in Oxford yesterday. My original slides follow the transcript. There’s a new kind of web development afoot, which marries old-school object-orientated programming techniques with the distributed power of the web. Application Programming Interfaces (APIs) are published sets of instructions for programmatically querying or […]