a social network web service that will be used to inter-connect the worldâ€™s social networks â€“ together.
We can only do that by opening up and giving away our APIs and techniques for doing so. So instead of a single social network with 10,000,000 people â€“ we see 10M social networks â€“ with 25-150 people in them. This vision of distributed, meshed universe of networks is what PeopleAggregator is all about.
Invitations were sent out to trial it and it is still looking a little rough around the edges (not unsurprisingly in an alpha product).
Initially I was unable to get the Flickr integration working but I put up a post asking if anyone had similar problems and I received an answer in under an hour telling me that you need to use the email address Flickr has for you as your Flickr ID! This wasn’t immediately obvious to me but when I tried that, it worked.
The Del.icio.us integration just worked.
I joined the Irish Blogs group but I haven’t looked into the Networks side of PeopleAggregator yet.
Some of the functionality needs to be simplified. For instance, linking to other members isn’t straightforward. Also, there are reports that the sxip integration isn’t working just yet and there are no obvious RSS feeds.
You can invite people to join PeopleAggregator so if anyone wants an invite, leave your name in the comments (or send me an email) and I’ll send one on.
I’m looking forward to seeing where Marc takes this.
I’m off to hear Marc Canter, Jeff Clavier, Judy Gibbons, et al speak at the Enterprise Ireland Web 2.0 event tomorrow (Thursday Apr 27th) – if you are going to be there, please introduce yourself, I’d hate to be the one sat in the corner with no friends!!!
I finally got around to publishing the Marc Canter podcast – phew! It has been a hectic week – Christmas week, house move, and recording interviews with Marc Canter, Vint Cerf (Chief Internet Evangelist for Google) and Fergus Burns (CEO of Nooked) – look out for the Vint Cerf and Fergus Burns interviews to be podcast in the next week or so.
I’m off out tonight for some well deserved drinks with the Cork brigade of the Open mail list.
Updated to correct the spelling of Marc’s name in the post title – thanks Michele!
a way to get more information on the web in a way that’s more usable. You can enter information in this form and it’ll get published on your blog like a normal entry, but it will also be published in a machine-readable format so that other services can read and understand it.