[FoRK] Poll Finds Shift Toward Libertarian Views

Gregory Alan Bolcer greg at bolcer.org
Tue Jun 21 15:33:21 PDT 2011

Okay, let me rephrase.  Above the virtualization layer, branded concepts 
are destinations.  Viral-inspiring social activities can be decoupled 
from that.  It's layers 8, 9, and 10 in the OSI++ stack.


On 6/21/2011 3:21 PM, Stephen Williams wrote:
> There's the matter of who is providing the stable infrastructure /
> storage / identity / authentication / cloud bandwidth, then a
> potentially completely different matter of who is managing the
> experience and in what way. Who controls the data / access and to what
> degree. Who is monetizing and with what burden on whom. What trust
> relationships, community culture, checks and balances, and other forces
> are in play.
> The key "sites" are mostly in a commodity play (Amazon, Google,
> Facebook, and more specialized like Flickr, Evernote, etc.). There's
> plenty of room to front-end that without the headache of scaling and
> financing, and potentially to mix and match backends as needed or even
> as preferred by customers. That's the direction I'm going for some things.
> If you have an app on Facebook, and iOS, and Android, and the desktop,
> plus your own web site, integrated with various backends / services /
> complementary websites, are you a destination? App? Doesn't matter, the
> user experience is what's important.
> Stephen

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