[p2p-hackers] P2P Social Networking Protocols

Yang 0c4i2hw02 at sneakemail.com
Wed Feb 10 11:44:14 EST 2010


OpenSocial is just a standard API for social networks. Google Friend
Connect is an example of a federated social network that provides and
consumes OpenSocial APIs.

I actually blogged about OpenSocial and friends recently if you're
interested in learning more.

http://yz.mit.edu/wp/2010/01/19/making-sense-of-openid-oauth-opensocial-google-friend-connect-facebook-connect-and-more/#comment-33142483

Yang


On Wed, Feb 10, 2010 at 11:32 AM, Sam Berlin sberlin-at-gmail.com
|p2p-hackers/Example Allow| <g1twvkkfgt at sneakemail.com> wrote:
> Is this something that that OpenSocial (
> http://code.google.com/apis/opensocial/ ) can help with?  A good
> number of social sites already support that.  I haven't looked into
> the guts of it too deeply, but I think it can support a federated
> social network pretty well.
>
> Sam
>
> On Wed, Feb 10, 2010 at 11:28 AM, Susheel Daswani
> <sdaswani at cs.stanford.edu> wrote:
>> Reading a bit more in this thread, I think 'federated social network' is a
>> more accurate term than 'p2p social network' with regards to examples I'm
>> looking for.
>>
>> On Wed, Feb 10, 2010 at 8:24 AM, Susheel Daswani <sdaswani at cs.stanford.edu>
>> wrote:
>>>
>>> Adam, the use-case I have in mind is not specific - I am asking generally
>>> about the feasibility of running facebook on top of a distributed social
>>> network. Lately I've become concerned about the concentration of power in
>>> Facebook's hands.
>>> From a theoretical point of view I don't see why a distributed social net
>>> couldn't work. GMail works with YahooMail works with Hotmail, etc. Of course
>>> there are much bigger challenges distributing a social net across different
>>> providers, but it should be achievable.
>>> So when I say P2P I don't necessarily mean fully distributed - I mean more
>>> of the e-mail model.
>>>
>>> Best,
>>> Susheel
>>> On Wed, Feb 10, 2010 at 12:38 AM, Adam Fisk <a at littleshoot.org> wrote:
>>>>
>>>> I don't really know of any per se, but I also think it's a tricky
>>>> proposition. As Mr. Gorton always used to say, P2P works best for big files,
>>>> and I really agree. The raw social networking stuff is so data driven and so
>>>> cheap and predominantly such small files that I think doing it via p2p is
>>>> making a relatively simple problem all of a sudden hard.
>>>>
>>>> That said, I'm sure you have a specific use-case in mind, or you wouldn't
>>>> have asked =).
>>>>
>>>> -Adam
>>>>
>>>>
>>>> On Thu, Feb 4, 2010 at 1:04 PM, Susheel Daswani <sdaswani at gmail.com>
>>>> wrote:
>>>>>
>>>>> Does anyone know of any?
>>>>> Thanks!
>>>>> Susheel
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>>>>
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>>>> Adam Fisk
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>>>> http://twitter.com/adamfisk
>>>
>>
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