– the privacy aware, personally controlled, do-it-all distributed social network
We are four talented young programmers from trying to raise money so we can spend the summer building Diaspora; an open source personal web server that will put individuals in control of their data.
Well, this is interesting…
Apple quit his part-time gig as director of interactive media for the Web site Nerve.com in New York and began recruiting. It wasn’t hard to find people eager to join. Employment in New York’s publishing sector shrank by a tenth last year, leaving behind a mass of glum, jobless writers. The good news, though, was that one of the very forces that was sapping industry profits — the Web’s demolition of barriers to entry — also made it quite simple and cheap for anyone to become a journalism entrepreneur. Using open-source software, which Apple hired programmers to customize, The Faster Times could get up and running for less than $20,000
This is what all of us running large, content heavy sites are either 1) up against or 2) betting on (some of us are doing both). The old models (publishing, enterprise content management systems) are falling away, and new ones are literally popping up everyday.
I've always had a love/hate relationships with the robots in my life. This site gives me the visuals i need to prove that the robots are coming for us. It's just a matter of time. (via waxy.org)
Facebook first announced Connections a few weeks ago, and EFF quickly wrote at length about the problems they created. Basically, Facebook has transformed substantial personal information — including your hometown, education, work history, interests, and activities — into "Connections." This allows far more people than ever before to see this information, regardless of whether you want them to.
Lots of confusion about FB's new changes. Not a lot of clarity in the analysis i've read. This is pretty good.