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Tuesday, December 18, 2007

Blogs as a Basis for Social Networks

Interesting to see the buzz around Diso.

DiSo (dee • zoh) is an umbrella project for a group of open source implementations of these distributed social networking concepts. or as Chris puts it: “to build a social network with its skin inside out”.

Our first target is Wordpress, bootstrapping on existing work and building out from there.

This aligns pretty well with my experience of Learning and Networking with a Blog. It appears to be heading in a good direction where you can have a distributed understanding of the social graph. While that sounds somewhat like OpenSocial, I'm still not sure that I believe that OpenSocial gets me what I really want/need - interacting with the social graph across sites.

This is also a good direction in that it starts with something that you own as an individual - your blog (as opposed to starting within the walls of Facebook).

Of course, this is early, but the general trend of seeing distributed, open social network solutions is encouraging.

1 comment:

Tom in Atlanta said...

Thanks for all your hard work, Tony!

I'm a 'social networking for business' fan. I look forward to the new web2.0 platforms being build and implementing them for my business network.

These are exciting times!

Tom in Atlanta
http://prosumer.ning.com/profile/tomfraley