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Saturday, July 05, 2008

Identi.ca (shame about the name)

Identi.ca Identi.ca is a Twitter clone.

Yawn.

The twist is that Identi.ca is an Open Source, CreativeCommons framework for a distributed network of federated microblogging services.

WTF?

This means that Twitter must now get it's act together, fast, or it will die.
Why? Identi.ca has (or plans to have soon):
  • OpenID
  • SMS
  • URL shortening
  • Cross posting to Twitter and other services
  • OAuth
  • Distributed/Federated: I put a customized version of the software (called Laconi.ca) on my server, you put one on yours, we both get friends on our local copy and any other versions around the web - and everyone can communicate with each other just like we were using the same service from the same provider
  • No Failwhale
Time to wake up, Twitter.