Matt\’s Cuppa

My take on tea, technology, and our environment

Say No to New Profiles!

Posted by telecommatt on August 20, 2007

The biggest problem with social networks, and the reason I’ve partially abandoned Facebook, MySpace, and Pownce, is that I’m tired of creating a new profile and finding all my friends every time something new comes out. (Which seems like about every other day now…) I totally applaud this movement by LiveJournal founder Brad Fitzpatrick.

LiveJournal Founder Leads Open Social Network Charge


LiveJournal creator Brad Fitzpatrick, who has been talking up open
social networks in presentations recently, has published a sort of mini-manifesto for portable, open social networking. The problem, he says: People
are getting sick of registering and re-declaring their friends on every
site, but also: Developing “Social Applications” is too
much work….Facebook’s answer seems to be that the world
should just all be Facebook apps. Essentially, he’s saying that you can’t move your friend data from one site to another.

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