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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


    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


    July 5, 2008 at 9:53 pm

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