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Social Networking
> written 05/03/04. 3 comments.

People are repeatedly complaining about the currently available social networking services. It seems everyone has an opinion on the subject; generally, that nobody is happy with the current implementations (Orkut, Tribe, Friendster, etc, etc). The security is too lax, the exporting options are too restricting and the "connections" model is crap.

I wonder how long it will be until we see an open source social networking project begin and, how it will fare. The phrase "If you want something done, do it yourself." comes to mind.

Update: Looks like there are some like minded people around. Presenting Slashster (source).


Chris Vincent:

Well, for research and theoretical purposes, it's nearly impossible to use physical interaction. And of course it's better to meet people in person, but nobody would deny that technology has brought the world closer to itself.


Going outside and talking to people sounds better.

Chris Vincent:

Open source social networking software... Sounds very appealing.

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