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