Sphinx (alleycatsphinx) wrote in suggestions,

Beyond Livejournal

Beyond Livejournal

Short, concise description of the idea
Distributed Peer To Peer Hosted Diary/Fileshare network

Full description of the idea
Livejournal shows the stregnth of society in the net. Computer programs should be built around this ideas. First - all of this should be opt in and tightly privacy controlled. Multiple "friend" levels. Emotions should be graphed and monitored to benefit the user. Media should be automatically shared between friends with similar interests. (creating a cache of media that is interesting and poingant to you) Work should be opened up among friends (ie - automatic forums for review / multiuser whiteboards). Chat / Messaging should be built in. Rating system should be integrated, so that good content gets around and crap doesn't. (Respect to artists without adds or middlemen!) Easy access to searches/dictionaries at all points. (See something that interests you? Netsearch it with a shift-click, look it up with control, research) Reliance on any central server should be limited, this shouldn't be a powerplay, but instead a distrobution of power. The idea is to take every part of our mind that reaches out and give it a hand.

An ordered list of benefits

  • I think this would benifit computer society as a whole. We need to do more with these things, they are part of our lives now and should reflect our minds better. We must begin to think of computers not as tools, but as extensions of ourselves. Otherwise we will get left behind.
  • An ordered list of problems/issues involved

  • Large Undertaking
  • Security (Privacy / Crackers)
  • Fileshare Copyright Issues
  • Distributed Network Bandwidth Limitations
  • An organized list, or a few short paragraphs detailing suggestions for implementation

  • Well, write it from the ground up. Keep it clean, as simple as possible, as small as possible, and pretty.
  • I know the stupid innocence in the grandness of this idea, but if anyone is to realize and respect the social theme behind it, it's LJ.
  • Distrubuted through LJ, this could save us all ;). Please contact me if you are interested in helping out.
  • cbirke@gladstone.uoregon.edu
  • Tags: apis, business, § historical
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