August 20th, 2007

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Social Network Interoperability

For a year or so now, I've been thinking about the problem of the larger social network -- how to deal with the plethora of social networks that are springing up out there. Others have also been pondering this, but I've just stumbled across the most interesting one yet: BradFitz, founder of LJ (and now at Google) is starting to look at the problem really seriously. He seems to be focused particularly on one aspect of the issue -- how to leverage the existing social network for future applications -- but that may well be a key element, and I'm intrigued by what he says. This may turn into an interesting and significant project, and make life easier pretty soon...