1. 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

  2. Pushed lots of note UI updates to today, including porting almost all the to Backbone. Still :

    • Improving location UI: improve cancelled state text, fix located state
    • Make a view for note lists, inc. event handling like add new note to the list when it’s posted from the dialog. This will also minimise the number of requests.
    • Make the backend auto-add hashtags to the note tags property. It should have been this way all along.
  3. Finished reading The Silent World by Jacques Cousteau.

    It’s a bit strange in that it has no real order and is a collection of semi–related stories about the development and use of the aqualung. Very informative about some of the physiological effects of diving.

    A particularly potent part is Cousteau’s story of the first time bottom trawling had ever been filmed, revealing it to be a hideously inefficient and ineffective method of trawling. No–one had ever realised before, because no one had ever actually seen a net working.

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