ronin at braydon.com
Tue Oct 4 01:23:46 UTC 2011
I have been working on a free software solution to social networking.
Many projects are focused on starting from scratch, such as; Freedom
Box, StatusNet, Diaspora, and Libre.fm. My approach is different because
I am planning on building upon what is currently already at the heart of
social media, WordPress, and just fixing one problem --- those pesky
share buttons everywhere. I have just completed PHASE 1 of the project,
and would like to make this the first public release, which does not
include all the required features.
In the same way that people will post links of WordPress posts to Social
Media websites, the goal of this is to automatically cross-post to a
community of websites for promotional purposes and is a distributed
method for online marketing campaigns. This will not require a visitor
to leave to visit the post, since it is copied verbatim, and does not
require users to be either a member of a network or not a member. This
will serve as two-way posting making it possible for a dialog between
separate websites and community organization. I am terming it "networked
media" to be distinguished from "social media".
Websites are built in the millions for publishing articles, videos,
music and linking these to Social Media websites for promotion. My goal
is to build new networked media websites that bring together a community
of individuals based upon topics of interest; opening the opportunity
for verticals and topic based networked media websites as opposed to
Social Media differentiated by differences of software.
That is the goal. This is the future of online marketing. Now, here is
what I have made. I have started with a method to define new URLS and
templates, and am currently working on the aggregation portion. Here are
the links to the resources for the plugin:
WordPress Plugin Directory:
Project Management ( Documentation / Tickets / Git ):
Here are the phases of the project I have been planning:
* Editing URLS
* Managing Menus
* Editing Templates
* Feed reader for synchronization
* NoScript accessibility
3. Admin Interface:
* Unified front-end/back-end interface
4. Complete WordPress Distribution:
* Packaging the plugin as a part of WordPress
* OpenID for network to network authentication and privacy
5. AWE Plugins:
* Write extensions to the core of AWE to add new post types
including: video, sound, gallery, events and shop.
6. Web Service:
* Dedicated web host for users that don't want to run it on their
* Sign-up and payment settings.
For those that I have previously contacted about URL routing, this is
the plugin I was mentioning. I am now looking to work in collaboration
because this project can not succeed without the support of a few people
working in synchronization. So let's get going!
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