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One thought based on the next to last requirement is to watch the evolution (Developer release is open http://www.joindiaspora.com/2010/09/15/developer-release.html) of Diaspora. Find more information at http://www.joindiaspora.com/ current state. We already have a rudimentary prototype of Diaspora running on our machines, and are working like ...


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Wait 3 months. Then look mainly at things that say they support oStatus. What is oStatus? oStatus is emerging as the main protocol that will support distributed social networking. It's a collection of other technologies that enable the distributed social web. webfinger - for finding friends, openid, service discovery etc. salmon protocol - for ...


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Orkut - Owned by google, other than that I am not personally familiar. Friends list to connect with others (YES) Photo sharing integration with Flickr (YES, but Picasa, not Flickr) Video integration with YouTube (YES) Micro-Blogging integration with Twitter or it's own micro-blogging engine (Not sure) Messaging Login with OpenID (YES, Google's OAuth ...


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Ning Photo sharing integration with Flickr - Yes Source Video integration with YouTube - Yes - Source Micro-Blogging integration with Twitter or it's own micro-blogging engine - Yes Source Messaging - Yes as well as Chat Login with OpenID - No Not stupid micro-web-app integration like Mafia and Farmville Be gone Zynga! Granular privacy controls so I can ...


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Twitter won't redirect tweets to your new handle if someone tweets to your old handle. Your old handle will be left for grabs so anyone will be able to use it. I suggest you take possession of your old handle (simply sign up as a new user with a different email address) and note in the description what your new handle is (and why). That way, even if ...


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The (aptly named) Lonely Planet Thorn Tree forums, which have been around forever, might be worth a look. I know a number of people use it to co-ordinate shared journeys. Back in the day, before 'social networking' I used to join IRC channels related to a country / or randomly strike up ICQ conversations with English speaking residents before I travelled ...


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Long time ago I started to use couple of random letters (Fczbkk) as my nickname. So far it was everywhere I tried to register. Even my domain (http://fczbkk.com) was free. Choosing "Fczbkk" was one of the best decisions I have ever made. So if you just need an unique identifier for your on-line identity, I'd recommend using any random generator. Or you can ...


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LinkedIn announced that they shut down the GitHub application, as of 26 November 2012. Now, LinkedIn only offers this, for sharing from Github: You still have the option to share your code from GitHub on LinkedIn by sharing links on your homepage or in groups. In other words, you can share links from Github the same way that you share links from ...


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There a couple of alternatives that allow you to select people from a Grid using check boxes. http://twitlistmanager.com/ http://tweetbe.at/list-manager/ This is also Pitupasa that is in Beta. They have a couple of features that are coming soon which may interest you: Find people with shared interests People you reply/RT most often


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There are a number of universities that run social network sites based on Elgg. You can find some of them on the list here. Sites powered by Elgg Others, such as the University of Mary Washington and University of Lincoln are using Buddypress. Saint Augustine's College uses Ning and Arizona State has a network called Is Talking


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If you're looking to do real-time responding you may want to look in to Twitter Streaming API. You can use the filter method and supply 'track' keywords that function much like search but the result are streamed to you in real-time.


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Bebo? Photo sharing integration with Flickr - Don't think so Video integration with YouTube - Definitely Micro-Blogging integration with Twitter or it's own micro-blogging engine - Has it's own blogging stuff, which could be used for microblogging Messaging - Of course Login with OpenID - Nope For the other points, I don't really know. It's worth ...


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OkCupid is a dating/friend-finding site. It matches users up based on their answers to a series of questions. To find a cuddle buddy on OkCupid: Answer all of the site's touch-related questions. There are about twenty of them. This is the most important step. While answering each question, specify which answers that you want your matches to have chosen. ...


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You can still adjust the volume of posts from people in your circles, and adjust how much of each you see. From your home stream, select one of the circles shown on the top, or use the "More" item to pick a different circle: Once you've selected a circle, you can click on the gear icon that will be in a box towards the right. From here, you can check ...


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GlobeTrooper Globetrooper is a tool to find travel partners for group trips and world adventures. More specifically, Globetrooper is a tool for adventurous travellers to create trips and invite people from all over the world to join them. The Globetrooper website also contains detailed information about regions and adventures in ...


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a feature rolled rolling out to everyone last week Just sit tight, I do not have it as well .With 500 M users (worst case scenario) wanting to download data I think it is safe to say that they do not want to totally destroy their servers in one go.


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Google has a social graph API which can show you the graph of links bewteen bloggers etc. See it in use on the example apps by entering a couple of example blogs in the box.


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The first ones that comes to mind are three sites with different purposes. Xydo is a new social site that is similar to digg, but way better. It aggregates all types of news sites/blogs and allows you to vote-up news stories and lets you 'subscribe' to your interests. Subscribe meaning that those news articles will show up in your news feed on the homepage. ...


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There is no way to access a group without a facebook account. To read a Group, you need: any valid access_token if the group is public (i.e. the group's privacy setting is OPEN) user_groups permission for a user's non-public groups friends_groups permission for a user's friend's non-public groups The specific rules regarding groups and ...


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Assuming that the album covers that you're asking about are FB Timeline covers, the image dimensions are 851px by 315px according to information on this page. The same information can be found at this Time Techland article. Facebook has posted some information as well on this help page. The detailed specs include: Cover images must be at least 399 ...


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YouTube shows you your Subscriptions page as default. You could just click the Browse link, and you will be taken to a list of the most popular videos, regardless of your friends'. There does not seem to be a way to set this as the default YouTube start page, but you could always just create a bookmark for the Browse page.


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The LinkedIn Network Statistics Link will give you an estimate of your first, second and third degree connections laid out like so: LinkedIn no longer officially supports network statistics, and according to this article the statistics themselves were never accurate, per se (evidence includes network sizes precipitously dropping, and second and third ...


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No, there is no facility within Google+ to share one item with multiple people separately. You'll need to share the same item multiple times. For what it's worth, there's no facility in Facebook to do that either. In fact, it seems to fly in the face of "social" sharing altogether. If you want to share the same thing to multiple people individually, why not ...


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Theres pygg (pygg.co/). Its "a social way to pay your friends". It works with the Twitter API. Unfortunately its currently only in Australia. It was featured in a sitepoint podcast a couple months back: http://www.sitepoint.com/podcast-141-pygg-with-andy-white/.


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Twitter has a built-in feature that let's you import your contacts. See the support page. Login to Twitter Click on #Discover from the upper-left corner (1 in the screenshot below) Click on Find friends from the left-side column (2 in the screenshot below) The direct link is: https://twitter.com/#!/who_to_follow/import So does Flickr. See here: ...


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Once something is posted on the internet. That's pretty much it. It'll be around forever. Google takes copies, so does the wayback machine, so does many other things. In any case, I'd say the best thing to do would be to get "Friend A" to email Piczo about it detailing the issues and providing evidence that they are that person and that they would like the ...


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Diaspora is the name of one Ruby implementation for a decentralized social networking tool, just like Firefox is the name of one implementation for a web browser. If you want one written in another language, it won't be Diaspora and it won't load any Diaspora plugins (just like Chrome doesn't load Firefox plugins) but, if it speaks the same protocols, it ...


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You would need to cache the person's data and compare the previous sets. And even if you were able to do this, here are some questions that will come up What would happen to those who use tools to automatically follow then un-follow based on certain criteria. Which date should be chosen ? What about those who start off on someone's list then move to ...


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Way back in the dark ages, before FireFox, I started using SlimBrowser. I especially like this browser because it defeats popups by default. Slimbrowser was the first tabbed browser. The popup blocker in the browser automatically kills annoying popup and pop-under ads. It uses internet explorer as it's engine, but because of the intelligence built into the ...


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This extension works with the Adblock Plus lists. Fanboy's list works really well, or use the one you already linked from the Google CDN.



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