1. That excellent post of Tantek Çelik’s, like all well–hyperlinked documents, lead me to a whole raft of great resources I hadn’t come across before:

    (In other news: I need to make a “dump tabs into new note dialog” browser )

  2. Christopher Aliotta: SOCML: A standardized social media data standard Christopher Aliotta Posted on February 11, 2013 I recently posted a proposal for a “Federated Social Network Data Standard” on the groups Wiki. I admit, that I have not searched the web thoroughly with respect to other initiatives like this; however, given the superficial research I have done, I have come to the conclusion that there are no open dialogs currently on this topic. Over the next couple of days I will begin posting proposed technical specifications for the standard. I would like for everyone to contribute feedback and make suggestions/modifications. The solution I am proposing is simple: we need to standardize social media content such that independent developers can create their own services that can share and aggregate data under a common standard. Much like the RSS format, this data standard should be open and free, not encumbered by patents, and be easy to implement. I have posted more here: http://www.w3.org/2005/Incubator/federatedsocialweb/wiki/SOCML_Proposal http://www.w3.org/2005/Incubator/federatedsocialweb/wiki/SOCML_Standard http://www.w3.org/2005/Incubator/federatedsocialweb/wiki/SOCML_Technical 3 Comments | Leave a Comment | Category Uncategorized

    Hey Christopher,

    I have some questions.

    Firstly, who are you? Have you worked on any social-web related projects before? Do you own your identity on the web (i.e. have a personal URL)? Do you post content under your own domain? Do you actively encrypt many of your communications?

    If not, with what authority/experience/motive are you proposing a “standardized standard” for social data? If you have not put effort into building and using your identity on the web, why should any of us who have care about your proposal, as it is unlikely to be relevant to the actual problems faced by people trying to implement this stuff?

    Secondly, why is your wiki username socml? Making your username the name of the thing you’re proposing strikes me as odd, if not slightly arrogant.

    Thirdly, have you heard of activitystrea.ms? Judging by your admission that you “have not searched the web

  3. Kyle Weems: If you have thoughts about the Twitter API changes (cut off RSS, public timeline, etc), you should tell me today. #squoose topic tonight.

    @cssquirrel “if” we have thoughts? You mean there’s a possibility we won’t?! My “thoughts” would fill a podcast on their own, but no–one wants to listen to me ranting to myself ;)