Am I the only one who’s just plain sick and tired of having 9000 accounts that mostly do the same things in different ways? Bryan and I were having this discussion this morning (like 1 AM) and came to the conclusion that it’s definitely possible to make social networks that can communicate with each other. Let me detail how I would like it to work:
I should be able to send anything to anyone, anywhere.
What I mean by this is that just because Joe isn’t a member of Facebook which I am, why should he miss out on the things I’m sending my friends? I should be able to add him as a contact and send him links, messages, photos, events, etc.
I like Pownce a LOT, it’s probably my favorite new web application, but I want to be able to send files to my facebook friends, or maybe to people who use similar file-sharing applications. Things like that.
Just because I prefer facebook doesn’t mean that my girlfriend or my sister will prefer it, why should I force people to migrate from one service to another because of my preferences? Just let us communicate freely, just like with email. Make up a new @ sign, or let us link profile pages or something.
“Yeah, I’m on Facebook, here just add me. My profile is: facebook.com/adamant1988”
Simple enough right? That’s how it should be no matter what the first person in the conversation uses. They should be able to communicate with me freely, and I with them.
I hope to see this happen in the near future…
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