myspace.org – An Open Alternative to Facebook

What the world needs now is an open source and distributed alternative to Facebook, and many of the other cloud-based services in general. And wordpress.org and wordpress.com are the best examples of what this could be. There should be a piece of software that is pretty easy to install to your own server, with your own domain, that interfaces with other folks doing the same thing. But if you don’t want to run your own site, you could use someone else’s install. The trick is that moving your data should be as easy as exporting a ZIP file, and then importing that same file to another installation.

But Facebook isn’t the only cloud-based service that we’ve become dependent on or ceded control over. Gmail, Google Reader & Calendar, Flickr, YouTube…

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