I recently posted a proposal for a “Federated Social Network Data Standard” on the groups Wiki. I admit, that I have not searched the web thoroughly with respect to other initiatives like this; however, given the superficial research I have done, I have come to the conclusion that there are no open dialogs currently on this topic.
Over the next couple of days I will begin posting proposed technical specifications for the standard. I would like for everyone to contribute feedback and make suggestions/modifications.
The solution I am proposing is simple: we need to standardize social media content such that independent developers can create their own services that can share and aggregate data under a common standard. Much like the RSS format, this data standard should be open and free, not encumbered by patents, and be easy to implement.
The Federated Social Web Summit 2012 will take place on 26 October 2012 at 180 Townsend in San Francisco, CA. The full-day event will bring together people working on connecting social web software in different ways.
The event is for implementers – people working on the software and systems to build a distributed social web – and is invitation-only. Previous events have been high-bandwidth and high-intensity due to the concentration of smoking-hot social genius into such a small space.
The invitation list shows people and projects that are going to be invited; if you think there’s someone (maybe you?) who should be on the list, please let me know.
And watch this space for more news as it comes out.
Take a look! Comments welcome. So are donations, likes, tweets, diggs, +1s, re-distribution, blog posts, and any other visibility! And… if you happen to have a large, distributed project coming up – a conference, event, crowd sourcing effort, flash performance, disaster response exercise that just begs for a collaboration support tool – let’s talk!
Maybe this will interest some of you: I’ve been working on a distributed project management tool.
Short story: We have complicated PM tools that nobody uses, we have simple tools, but they’re all centralized web services. What’s missing is something simple (like checklists, spreadsheets), and distributed (like Git). I’m trying to hit simple + distributed/peer-to-peer, running in a browser, linked by open protocols.
Take a look: http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1947703258/smart-notebooks-keeping-on-the-same-page-across-th
The proposal “Trustworthy Social Web” for a large-scale integrating project in the 7th Framework Programme for Research and Technological Development (FP7) of the European Union has been submitted two hours ago.