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Researching social network flaws and privacy conundrums

While researching social networks to explore ways to build in easy privacy capabilities and protections I ran into some really interesting open source social network projects.


I found Diaspora which is a peer-to-peer social network engine at another interesting site called where the project leads asked for $90k in funding support and got $200k! What a great idea.

image Another worthy project of mention is OneSocialWeb which also is an attempt to bind multiple soical networks around your own identity.

My own research shows that accountability needs to be built into the system for it to work but the trick is to still retain a level of privacy where there is not some arbitrary identity authority riding rough shod over the network.

I definitely feel there is a good patent in this approach…

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