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[liberationtech] Fw: [progressiveexchange] Facebook interfering with activism Pages

Adam Fisk a at littleshoot.org
Wed Sep 22 18:46:17 PDT 2010


>
> No, I was talking about the guys in the federated social web (see:
>  http://federatedsocialweb.net/wiki/Federated_Social_Web_Summit_2010; http://federatedsocialweb.net/wiki/FedAll2010/Invitations).
>  These are folks working on building the infrastructure to make a
> Diaspora-like vision a reality.

OK, but the fact there's a group with some members talking about the
P2P issues I keep bringing up doesn't mean they're any easier or that
they're anywhere near solving them. Your first e-mail claims "[t]hey
have already built the infrastructure to enable a distributed social
network to develop," but that's just not the case in terms of the
issues I keep mentioning.

>
> But file-sharing is where most of FB's value lies.  What else do you mean by
> data?  Just the profile info?  Here's a description of what Zuckerberg was
> working on (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wirehog):

I disagree -- Facebook's value lies in its social graph -- its data.
The data includes your friends, your profile, where your files are
stored, your messages, your feed, etc. The files are only valuable
with the data. The data's the part that's hard to do in a distributed
way for the reasons I mentioned.

-Adam



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