Kerry Buckley

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Wired on opening FaceBook


It seems like I’m far from being the only one who doesn’t like the walled garden nature of FaceBook. There’s now an article on Wired bemoaning the same thing.

Interestingly, they come to the same conclusion that I’d been meaning to blog about for a while: that we need massive adoption of XFN to start pulling all the various social networks together.

Written by Kerry

August 6th, 2007 at 12:34 pm

Posted in Web 2.0

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  1. Or we could go for a more anarchic solution which would be to shun all social and business networking sites in favour of something more like the blogosphere. Surely it’s only a matter of time before everyone has a website based on whatever platform they desire? Perhaps it is then a personal choice who you link to and the only tool required is some form of tagged URL exchange?

  2. Absolutely! But I think XFN is probably the best bet for adding some semantics to all the links between blogs. Of course if the likes of FaceBook were opened up, it would simply become an individual choice whether to “blog” there rather than on your own site or somewhere like Blogger.


    6 Aug 07 at 7:40 pm

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