[foaf-dev] A Flock of Twitters: Decentralized Semantic Microblogging

Kingsley Idehen kidehen at openlinksw.com
Sun Mar 7 20:51:04 CET 2010

Story Henry wrote:
> Jeff Sayre has a really interesting article here that covers the topics
> of decentralised social networks and microblogging.
> http://jeffsayre.com/2010/02/24/a-flock-of-twitters-decentralized-semantic-microblogging/
> Now we need to find a way to make a video of this, and reduce it down to 5 minutes.
> 	Henry
> Social Web Architect
> http://bblfish.net/
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We also need to finalize an online interaction that encourages people to 
attain webids. Twitter is a major vector space for such a pattern, we 
just need to iron out what the teaser would be. For instance, it could 
be something that everyone would like to see, but the only they can see 
it is if they have verifiable identity etc..

So rather than the typical: Come join Yet Another Social Network (YASN), 
it would be closer to the Cheese Club pattern or shared Pictures 
project.  Another pattern, which worked, but for some reason vanished 
was the GGG post by TimBL where the comments section required you to 
have verifiable identity (this was before FOAF+SSL time). I think a GGG 
post update or something similar would certainly act as vector for webid 
generation etc..



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