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More on the the Interoperable Internet: the rise of the Internet OS.

December 9, 2008 Leave a comment

Michele UrsinoI am writing this post with Flock, a new web browser (yes another one) based on Firefox engine. In fact it is Firefox with tools attached to it.

One of these tool is a “blog editor” the allows me to write a blog and submit the content to a blog engine like WordPress.

The magic is performed yet again by an open standard API called MetaWeblog.

I believe in a few years we will see the emerging of we can call the “Internet API”.

That will be nothing less than a collection of API established as standard and used by most systems online.
This will create a “de facto” OS, totally hosted in the cloud. Writing applications on this platform will consist of connecting together “abstract” services (using standard APIs). The user will choose which concrete service to use with the application depending on personal preferences.

So, a blogging platform will connect an editor, a commenting system, a layout editor, an aggragation engine, a picture browser and so on. The user will pick the services she already use or will subscribe to whatever is more convenient.

No one will own this platform: no Microsoft,  or Google, or Sun, or Facebook or anyone else.

Foldier is moving in this direction. We believe in the Interoperable Internet and we will use standard API whenever possible. We will make our service interoperable offering our own API, and we will adopt standard protocols when they exist.
 
We believe this trend is strong and will get even stronger in the near future. Do you?

– Michele Ursino

Blogged with the Flock Browser
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Important weekend stories

February 24, 2008 Leave a comment

From Mary Trigiani:  Some reliable news and blog outlets are writing about Twine‘s upcoming announcement of another round of funding.  Congratulations to Twine!  At foldier, we believe that semantic features and applications will only extend the reach and utility of all networks — especially social.  It’s great that the investment tribe sees value in all the semantic-focused effort out here.

And, on the data portability front, technologists everywhere are sweetening the pot for the winning entry into the logo competition.  This illustrates how much the issue of portability touches every corner of the Internet.  I also think it’s demonstrating how good it feels to play nice.

Some tech blogs we read

February 21, 2008 Leave a comment

MIT/Stanford Venture Lab on multi-platform social networks

February 20, 2008 2 comments

This all-volunteer organization hosted another great gathering last night at Stanford, “Shaking the Money Tree of Multi-Platform Social Networks.” The presenters and panel were excellent. Make sure to visit the VLab site to learn more about Jeremiah Owyang of Forrester, Jia Shen of RockYou, Sourabh Niyogi of SocialMedia, Steve Cohen of Bebo, Kevin Marks of Google OpenSocial and Ken Gullicksen of Morgenthaler Ventures.

The biggest take-away from the panel discussion for foldier is: applications “attacking” utility issues for Internet users will be in high demand in the coming months. We’ve seen some fun entertainment apps, and now the panel is forecasting apps that make using our content easier. While foldier is a standalone system that people can use without any connection to the social networks, a great many of our members will be linking to their content on a variety of networks and sharing links with others, organizing their content and searching it very easily.

So whether we wear a social network application hat or a foldier-only hat, we are all about making the Internet easier to navigate. Last night was yet another validation of our purpose and our timing.

Dataportability VIDEO

January 16, 2008 4 comments

This is what foldier is all about.

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