Is it Too Late For an Open Source Challenge to Facebook?
Nov 24, 2010, 09:04 (5 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Sam Dean)
"If you're like most people, you're spending a lot more time on
social networks than you ever did before. Perhaps you use the open
source social networking solutions, such as identi.ca, but, more
likely, you use Facebook, Twitter and the other social networking
tools that are currently driven by mass contagion. This week, none
other than the founder of the web, Tim Berners-Lee, pronounced that
social networks are a "threat to the web." Is he right?
""Large social-networking sites are walling off information
posted by their users from the rest of the web," Berners-Lee said
in a Scientific American journal article. As Network World reports,
Berners-Lee even singled out Facebook, LinkedIn and Friendster as
examples of what he means."