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We Need an Open and Federated Social Network. Even Facebook’s Paul Buchheit Said So.

I’ve been somewhat following the whole Facebook privacy debacle over the last few weeks with some interest. The very passioned outcry I’ve seen from so many is something I didn’t expect. I agree that any social network that offer layers of both public and private sharing needs to adhere to some basic principles. They need …

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Progress on the Open Web is Finally Reaching a Tipping Point

Today provided several serendipitous stories which is what led me to write this post along with its headline. I’ll start with some of my own observations. One of the biggest barriers towards allowing a simpler and more fluid Lifestreaming experience is the lack of open standards. While creating a Lifestream has become a fairly simple …

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On the Evolution of Blogging and the Role of Lifestreaming

Image courtesy of Flickr user Colin Purrington Several events as of late have cause many folks to celebrate a resurgence in blogs. The events of FriendFeed being purchased by Facebook and the demise of Tr.im (although it was resurected) have everyone questioning their trust in storing data on services controlled by others. Chris Saad shouts …

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New Open Source App AmpliFeeder Brings Beautiful Visualizations for Your Lifestream

I was recently contacted by Jon Paul Davies about a new open source Lifestreaming app called AmpliFeeder which he’s working on. He’s a longtime reader of the site and was nice enough to provide me with an early look at it. First off it will initially be a downloadable app which you will need to …

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