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Email as a Social Network

6 Dec 2010

Researchers at Stanford have created a social network based on the standards used every day in email. John Fontana from Ping Identity writes

The goal is to provide an open and federated social network platform, shatter the silos of personal and other data that individual sites control, and give users ultimate power over their data and relationships.

I love how it’s based on an already widespread and robust system for communicating. Email is well understood unlike setting up your own server, that most other decentralized social networks require. Read more at Stanford MobiSocial Lab