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The Future of Social Networking: A Video Gaming Analogy

In a recent post I talked about what I perceive to be the technical future of social networking. Coincidentally, around the same time as my post, a news storm began surrounding a new programming project called Diaspora, where four guys from NYU have been able to raise ~$20K to fund a, “code sprint,” this summer to build what they call a distributed social network. It is in fact almost exactly what I called for in my own blog post, it is what others have been predicting besides myself, and I think based on the fact that they raised the money in less than two weeks, everyone in the social tech scene seems very happy to at least give these guys a shot.

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