Chris Messina on DiSo And Inside-Out Social Networks

Chris Is trying to clarify the ambitious agenda he has for DiSo, the distributed social network project:

[from The inside-out social network]

I think the objective should not be to obviate Facebook or MySpace, but to build systems and to craft technologies that will benefit and make such sites more sustainable and profitable, but only if they adopt the best practices and ideals of openness, individual choice and freedom of mobility.

Sounds like Chris wants to structure things so that we hold on to bits of social information, and when we interaction with applications that are DiSo-aware, they would be able to access our ‘social agendas’ with our permission.

Shares similarities with the ‘shared components’ argument I made recently (see The Architecture Of Sociality: Building In Openness).

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