Open Micro Blogging




Mike Cochrane
http://mikenz.geek.nz
Open Micro Blogging
    ●   What is Micro Blogging?
    ●   Current Sites
    ●   User created features
    ●   Current Is...
What is Micro Blogging?


         “... is a form of blogging that allows users to write
             brief text updates (...
What is Micro Blogging



                         Video Time
        http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ddO9idmax0o




     ...
Current Sites
    ●   Twitter
    ●   Twitter Clones
    ●   Social Networks
    ●   Aggregators




Mike Cochrane
http://...
Twitter




Mike Cochrane
http://mikenz.geek.nz
Twitter
    ●   Started July 2006
    ●   March 2008
          –   Total Users: 1+ million
          –   Total Active User...
Plurk




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http://mikenz.geek.nz
Pownce




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http://mikenz.geek.nz
BrightKite




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http://mikenz.geek.nz
Identi.ca




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http://mikenz.geek.nz
Facebook




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MySpace




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Bebo




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Hi5




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LinkedIn




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Plaxo




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http://mikenz.geek.nz
FriendFeed




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HelloTxt




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http://mikenz.geek.nz
Ping.fm




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HelloTxt




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http://mikenz.geek.nz
User created features / standards
    ●   @username
    ●   T username




Mike Cochrane
http://mikenz.geek.nz
User created features / standards
    ●   @username
    ●   T username
    ●   #hashtags




Mike Cochrane
http://mikenz.g...
User created features / standards
    ●   @username
    ●   T username
    ●   #hashtags
    ●   L: location




Mike Coch...
User created features / standards
    ●   @username
    ●   T username
    ●   #hashtags
    ●   L: location
    ●   track...
Current Issues
    ●   Scaling
          –   Everyone relying on one site




Mike Cochrane
http://mikenz.geek.nz
Current Issues




Mike Cochrane
http://mikenz.geek.nz
Current Issues
    ●   Scaling
          –   Everyone relying on one site
          –   Spikes in load (natural disasters,...
Current Issues
    ●   Scaling
          –   Everyone relying on one site
          –   Spikes in load (natural disasters,...
Current Issues
    ●   Scaling
    ●   Interoperability
          –   How many sites do I need to join?




Mike Cochrane
...
Current Issues
    ●   Scaling
    ●   Interoperability
          –   How many sites do I need to join?
          –   Why ...
Current Issues
    ●   Scaling
    ●   Interoperability
          –   How many sites do I need to join?
          –   Why ...
Current Issues
    ●   Scaling
    ●   Interoperability
    ●   Open Data
          –   Give me back my social graph
     ...
Laconica
    http://laconi.ca
    ●   Open Source Microblogging
    ●   Apache / PHP5 / Mysql
    ●   Affero GPL (AGPL)
  ...
Laconica O-stuff
    ●   OpenID login
    ●   OAuth
    ●   OpenMicroblogging




Mike Cochrane
http://mikenz.geek.nz
Laconica Stuff that didn't start with O
    ●   RSS Feeds
    ●   FoaF
    ●   MicroID
    ●   XFN
    ●   XMPP
    ●   Ha...
Laconica Stuff that didn't start with O
    ●   Email Update
    ●   SMS via Email Update
    ●   Twitter API




Mike Coc...
Laconica Installations
    ●   http://Identi.ca (the most popular)
    ●   http://smid.gen.nz (mine)
      http://analyti....
Laconica Federation




Mike Cochrane
http://mikenz.geek.nz
Laconica Federation




Mike Cochrane
http://mikenz.geek.nz
Laconica Federation




Mike Cochrane
http://mikenz.geek.nz
Laconica Federation




Mike Cochrane
http://mikenz.geek.nz
Laconica Future
    ●   Always be able to install on Apache/PHP/MySQL
    ●   Message Queuing, Mailbox Structure?, Caching...
The future (Web 3.0?)
    ●   Microblogging sites will be connected
    ●   Following people across sites will be the norm...
Mike Cochrane
http://mikenz.geek.nz
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Open Micro Blogging

  1. 1. Open Micro Blogging Mike Cochrane http://mikenz.geek.nz
  2. 2. Open Micro Blogging ● What is Micro Blogging? ● Current Sites ● User created features ● Current Issues ● Laconica (Open Source Micro Blogging) ● The Future Mike Cochrane http://mikenz.geek.nz
  3. 3. What is Micro Blogging? “... is a form of blogging that allows users to write brief text updates (usually 140 characters) and publish them...” - Wikipedia http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Micro-blogging Mike Cochrane http://mikenz.geek.nz
  4. 4. What is Micro Blogging Video Time http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ddO9idmax0o - CommonCraft http://www.commoncraft.com/Twitter Mike Cochrane http://mikenz.geek.nz
  5. 5. Current Sites ● Twitter ● Twitter Clones ● Social Networks ● Aggregators Mike Cochrane http://mikenz.geek.nz
  6. 6. Twitter Mike Cochrane http://mikenz.geek.nz
  7. 7. Twitter ● Started July 2006 ● March 2008 – Total Users: 1+ million – Total Active Users: 200,000 per week – Total Twitter Messages: 3 million/day ● Free SMS Updating and updates of friends statuses Mike Cochrane http://mikenz.geek.nz
  8. 8. Plurk Mike Cochrane http://mikenz.geek.nz
  9. 9. Pownce Mike Cochrane http://mikenz.geek.nz
  10. 10. BrightKite Mike Cochrane http://mikenz.geek.nz
  11. 11. Identi.ca Mike Cochrane http://mikenz.geek.nz
  12. 12. Facebook Mike Cochrane http://mikenz.geek.nz
  13. 13. MySpace Mike Cochrane http://mikenz.geek.nz
  14. 14. Bebo Mike Cochrane http://mikenz.geek.nz
  15. 15. Hi5 Mike Cochrane http://mikenz.geek.nz
  16. 16. LinkedIn Mike Cochrane http://mikenz.geek.nz
  17. 17. Plaxo Mike Cochrane http://mikenz.geek.nz
  18. 18. FriendFeed Mike Cochrane http://mikenz.geek.nz
  19. 19. HelloTxt Mike Cochrane http://mikenz.geek.nz
  20. 20. Ping.fm Mike Cochrane http://mikenz.geek.nz
  21. 21. HelloTxt Mike Cochrane http://mikenz.geek.nz
  22. 22. User created features / standards ● @username ● T username Mike Cochrane http://mikenz.geek.nz
  23. 23. User created features / standards ● @username ● T username ● #hashtags Mike Cochrane http://mikenz.geek.nz
  24. 24. User created features / standards ● @username ● T username ● #hashtags ● L: location Mike Cochrane http://mikenz.geek.nz
  25. 25. User created features / standards ● @username ● T username ● #hashtags ● L: location ● track keyword ● URL Shortening Mike Cochrane http://mikenz.geek.nz
  26. 26. Current Issues ● Scaling – Everyone relying on one site Mike Cochrane http://mikenz.geek.nz
  27. 27. Current Issues Mike Cochrane http://mikenz.geek.nz
  28. 28. Current Issues ● Scaling – Everyone relying on one site – Spikes in load (natural disasters, conferences, product releases) Mike Cochrane http://mikenz.geek.nz
  29. 29. Current Issues ● Scaling – Everyone relying on one site – Spikes in load (natural disasters, conferences, product releases) – CMS vs Mailbox model Mike Cochrane http://mikenz.geek.nz
  30. 30. Current Issues ● Scaling ● Interoperability – How many sites do I need to join? Mike Cochrane http://mikenz.geek.nz
  31. 31. Current Issues ● Scaling ● Interoperability – How many sites do I need to join? – Why can't I follow someone on Twitter from Pownce? Mike Cochrane http://mikenz.geek.nz
  32. 32. Current Issues ● Scaling ● Interoperability – How many sites do I need to join? – Why can't I follow someone on Twitter from Pownce? – How do I find all my friends on all the sites? Mike Cochrane http://mikenz.geek.nz
  33. 33. Current Issues ● Scaling ● Interoperability ● Open Data – Give me back my social graph – Give me back all my messages – I'm moving to another service, can I take everything with me? Mike Cochrane http://mikenz.geek.nz
  34. 34. Laconica http://laconi.ca ● Open Source Microblogging ● Apache / PHP5 / Mysql ● Affero GPL (AGPL) ● Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 licence on notices ● Federation Mike Cochrane http://mikenz.geek.nz
  35. 35. Laconica O-stuff ● OpenID login ● OAuth ● OpenMicroblogging Mike Cochrane http://mikenz.geek.nz
  36. 36. Laconica Stuff that didn't start with O ● RSS Feeds ● FoaF ● MicroID ● XFN ● XMPP ● Hashtags ● Search Mike Cochrane http://mikenz.geek.nz
  37. 37. Laconica Stuff that didn't start with O ● Email Update ● SMS via Email Update ● Twitter API Mike Cochrane http://mikenz.geek.nz
  38. 38. Laconica Installations ● http://Identi.ca (the most popular) ● http://smid.gen.nz (mine) http://analyti.cc http://pawwer.com http://laconica.kamleitner.com http://teleprintr.com http://decafbad.com/laconica http://foaf2foaf.org http://bartle.doomicile.de http://www.gargargar.info http://zeitgeisty.net http://micro.orient-lodge.com http://menti.name/laconica http://www.aoortic.com http://downlode.org/Laconica http://sportstwit.com http://georgology.com/laconica http://baratin.filyb.info http://omb.kshep.net http://nbrightside.com/laconica http://janene.de http://micro.dajobe.org http://ningo.de http://ublog.davromaniak.eu http://mb.byzero.de http://laconica.superuser.com.au http://opensourcefaith.org http://waka.me http://laconica.svenbilt.com http://lastminute.telematicsfreedom.org http://portvangelists.org http://wigw.ag Mike Cochrane http://mikenz.geek.nz
  39. 39. Laconica Federation Mike Cochrane http://mikenz.geek.nz
  40. 40. Laconica Federation Mike Cochrane http://mikenz.geek.nz
  41. 41. Laconica Federation Mike Cochrane http://mikenz.geek.nz
  42. 42. Laconica Federation Mike Cochrane http://mikenz.geek.nz
  43. 43. Laconica Future ● Always be able to install on Apache/PHP/MySQL ● Message Queuing, Mailbox Structure?, Caching ● Blocking ● Twitter (and clones) Updater ● Image/Audio/Video notices ● Geolocation ● XMPP Federation Mike Cochrane http://mikenz.geek.nz
  44. 44. The future (Web 3.0?) ● Microblogging sites will be connected ● Following people across sites will be the norm ● You'll be able to move sites and take everything with you Mike Cochrane http://mikenz.geek.nz
  45. 45. Mike Cochrane http://mikenz.geek.nz

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