Sunday, January 8, 2012

Can there ever be an open standard social network?

Email - it's open (because spammers can get your "name/address" and send tons of offers to your account.

Social - right now, we have an authoritation (fb/twitter) that filters on a high-level (instead of personal spam filters or pre-formulated block algorithms).

But if social was more like email (open), a spammer can generate a false identity - aka (semore b., ryan private, john smith, john swiss, john jones, etc). Then we would have to do the same thing that we do now, explicitly forced to indicate non-correspondence.

Other abstract/theoretical extreme cases are
1) laissez-faire vs socialist economy
2) evolution vs intelligent design/evolution

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