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Request for a decentralized social network

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A call to action for people to create the pieces required to convert the blogosphere into a social network.

A call to action for people to create the pieces required to convert the blogosphere into a social network.

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    • 1. Request for a decentralized social network Justin Kistner | metafluence.com
    • 2. I believe there are too many “social networks” out there that unnecessarily reproduce functions of the internet I believe these services exist today because they solve a few key hurdles for the mass user market I believe there are a few key trends and technologies that exist today that can move the social networking activity off of YASNs I believe social networking will be better for the people involved
    • 3. With an identity layer, the Blogosphere could be a decentralized social network
    • 4.
      • Y et
      • A nother
      • S ocial
      • N etwork
      • - danah boyd
    • 5. Complaints about YASNs
      • Too many passwords
      • Too many GUIs and options
      • Information rot
      • Information is not portable
      • Difficult to impossible to customize
      • Can’t use JavaScript or widgets
      • Errors and downtime
      • No customer service
      • Fear of losing your account
    • 6. Complaints about YASNs
      • Too many passwords
      • Too many GUIs and options
      • Information rot
      • Information is not portable
      • Difficult to impossible to customize
      • Can’t use JavaScript or widgets
      • Errors and downtime
      • No customer service
      • Fear of losing your account
    • 7. Masses still use YASNs because they’re easy
      • Sign-up to install
      • Form driven CMS
      • Friends
    • 8. Sites have popularity life span
    • 9. People hang with their friends
    • 10. People are tired of YASNs
      • Too many passwords
      • Too many GUIs and options
      • Information rot
      • Information is not portable
      • Difficult to impossible to customize
      • Can’t use JavaScript or widgets
      • Errors and downtime
      • No customer service
      • Fear of losing your account
    • 11. YASNs were training wheels for the Internet
    • 12. Missing Link
      • Identity that controls access privileges, also known as friends
        • Control privacy and communication
        • Single login
        • Single click registration (aka friend request)
    • 13. How it works
      • Users need a domain name, which also serves as their login (based on OpenID)
      • Users would have a blog with a friend manager plugin
      +
    • 14. Friend Manager Plugin
      • OpenID
      • XFN
      • Wordpress, Textpattern, MoveableType, and other CMS
    • 15. Potential Features
      • Message center
      • Friend activity feed
      • Public blacklist
      • Verification
      • Permission settings
    • 16. Potential Features
      • Message center
      • Friend activity feed
      • Public blacklist
      • Verification
      • Permission settings
    • 17. Killer Opportunities
      • Member directories
      • Updating nearly all plugins to have friend permissions
      • Integration with microblogging (Twitter, Jaiku, Pownce)
      • Hosting pre-installed “profiles”
    • 18. Killer Opportunities
      • Member directories
      • Updating nearly all plugins to have friend permissions
      • Integration with microblogging (Twitter, Jaiku, Pownce)
      • Hosting pre-installed “profiles”
    • 19. Benefits
      • Ownership
      • Free speech
      • Open development
      • Spam control
      • Distributed services
      • Cottage opportunities
    • 20. Thank you! tag: yasnet