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Re: Quote of the day

From: Henry Story <henry.story@bblfish.net>
Date: Sun, 15 May 2011 00:11:21 +0200
Cc: Markus Sabadello <markus.sabadello@gmail.com>, public-xg-federatedsocialweb <public-xg-federatedsocialweb@w3.org>
Message-Id: <BDAD8250-A648-4987-AAB6-61FB217F4F32@bblfish.net>
To: Dan Brickley <danbri@danbri.org>

On 14 May 2011, at 21:17, Dan Brickley wrote:

> On 14 May 2011 10:24, Markus Sabadello <markus.sabadello@gmail.com> wrote:
>> "A community will evolve only when a people control their own communication"
>> -- Frantz Fanon
> 
> Nice.
> 
> That hints at one of the reasons I find 'federated social Web' an
> awkward framing of the problems we're addressing.
> 
> The use of political language is interesting, but it suggests that the
> 'federation' we're concerned with is one about relations between big
> social sites (canonically Twitter, Facebook, Myspace,
> Friendster-as-was and so on). The real action ought to focus on the
> groups and individuals who use all these sites, not the 'federation'
> of sites they're using. If Twitter and Facebook make a partnership,
> that's great and all but I don't want the future of group
> communication to be beholden to the whims of product managers and
> CEOs...

+1 That was a point I made before this group started. Thinking in terms
of federation is somewhat limiting. Large entitites are agents just as small
ones are, so by covering the Social Web simple, one also convers the Federated
Social Web.

Henry

> 
> cheers,
> 
> Dan
> 

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