1. fraying just to the first episode of fertile medium and really enjoying it!

    Question: what is the context if you reply to something someone’s said on your own site, as a self–hosted reply (e.g. this one of mine, cross-posted here)?

    In an environment where everyone hosts their own comments, what happens to the their turf/own turf thing? Or is it more of a question of how the user agent in use displays interlinking content (and what blocking tools it offers)?

  2. My Gurdy Sheet Music listing is a bit old and tired in implementation and purpose as well as design. Currently re-building it as a much more flexible system with a much wider scope — I’ll be hosting my own tunes, and tunes I’ve transcribed as well as the trad. material which I’ve already got.

  3. 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