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Re: Federation protocols

From: Andreas Kuckartz <A.Kuckartz@ping.de>
Date: 31 May 2013 13:39:02 +0200
Message-ID: <51A88BD6.1080102@ping.de>
To: "Simon Tennant" <simon@buddycloud.com>
Cc: "Mikael Nordfeldth" <mmn@hethane.se>, public-fedsocweb@w3.org
Simon Tennant:
> Simon from buddycloud here.
> As Mikael was saying, eash of these networks has a different application
> logic. Imagine trying to unify Twitter and Facebook: Facebook has a one-one
> follower model, Twitter has a decoupled following model. In Facebook I can
> post into your stream. In Twitter not.

The use case of unifying Twitter and Facebook sounds interesting, but
solving it is not first of all a technical problem.

> The devil is always in the details and trying to mash together different
> protocols and apps will end up with some horrible grey good that is
>  software by the lowest common denominator.

One of the tasks of this Community Group is to help creators of
different apps to make them more interoperable. I agree that this is
significantly more difficult than establishing mail protocols. Requiring
a different client and user interface for every Social Media platform is
not the optimum: I am convinced that we can do better.

Semantic interoperability is relevant in this context:

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