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Taking back social media

2010-08-23 16:47:23.607226+00 by Dan Lyke 1 comments

More social media musings. So I had that link to Leo Laporte: Buzz Kill. If you're interested in more musings on the ways that we're giving up our conversation spaces to others: Scott Rosenberg: Why trust Facebook with the future's past?, Larry Burton: Ponderings on friendship and writing, and Violet Blue's Gnomedex talk (uStream video) touches on the difficulty of using Tribe/Facebook/whatever as a forum for any sex related discussions.

Speaking of which, now that I've moved back to Mediawiki over on Flutterby.net I need to do a little rework on building some better RSS feeds of content there.

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#Comment Re: made: 2010-08-23 23:44:16.631226+00 by: topspin

What's it been? 7 years ago, timestamping reveals, there was a discussion here about developing a tool which would allow more diverse, personalized control over the information we share on the web and at home. While I realize the current discussions are also rooted in social concerns over archiving and what it means to be a friend, I'm convinced this is a very similar issue.

And some people are dealing with it already. I'm pretty certain Dan uses "command line" scripts to post and I'm betting those scripts allow him to post to various "web arenas" ie., only here and/or Twitter and/or Facebook and/or elsewhere. I see categorizing who in those "web arenas" receives those posts as the next logical step and autocategorizing (Bayesian?) as the fruition.

If there is to be a "Next FaceBook," I'll bet that application delivers more control for the user over where and to whom their post goes and where it is kept after it scrolls off the screen.