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Blackadder kicked out of Facebook, John Wood drafts the spec for the worker’s social net

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Derek Blackadder has been kicked out of FaceBook again. This time for good – his account has been deleted. I’m not going to pose a protest ban on FaceBook, because I already did that. And came back, and got bored of the whole thing.

But this incident leads John Wood to a very pointly analysis of why FaceBook is good, why its bad, and what the ideal social network for social action would look like.

Now here’s what I think. With current platforms such as google app engine, open social, ning and the lot, it should be possible to hack something useful in a few weekends in the garage. Who’s game?

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  1. Hey Yishaym,
    Thanks for that, and sure it would be good to talk about it more & see what you think🙂 I’ve been pondering this idea for a while now, from the perspective of self-organisation tools for unionists around the world, but whenever I meet someone interesting and webby they give me a whole new different and mutually incompatible solution from the nice neat ningy plans I’d been making, so am pretty much totally confused already!
    cheers, John

    John

    June 20, 2008 at 10:37 am

  2. I am game – I think the non wizardry of wiki is good, UnionWiki.org and LaborUnionOrganizing.info are long time projects of mine. Best, Mark

    Mark

    July 5, 2008 at 9:53 pm


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