More about Federated Social Networking

Posted on October 6, 2010

In 2006, I was mulling the idea of applying concept of federation to social networking. Four years passed, and lo and behold! We have in production, GnuSocial(/daisychain), OneSocialWeb, Diaspora and probably others in development.

Not that everyhting is rosy - centralized propriatory “social networks” are still far ahead in terms of usability and feature-completeness, but at least there is some progress.