(copyied from HipChat) Sorry if some of you already know my pitch, but it bears repeating:
Those of us who are doing a social network all have the same basic challenge: getting users to sign up and avoiding the impression of being a ghost town.
I think if we connected our social network projects (only where it makes sense of course), we can have our users interact across sites and together we can build a big shared userbase nreduce is perfect for this, together we could start something new: social networks that are no longer walled gardens.
anyway, let me know what you think.
My project, Hubbub, is a reference implementation of such a federated protocol. I’d be happy to help out individual projects and maybe even contribute some code to your project in order to make this happen.
You can reach me at [email protected]