[Olpc-open] social-networking site for OLPC?

Yoshiki Ohshima yoshiki at vpri.org
Sun Dec 9 00:45:38 EST 2007

At Sun, 09 Dec 2007 09:15:34 +0545,
Bryan Berry wrote:
> The OLPC community is growing rapidly that it is particularly hard to
> find out what others are doing something the thing in complementary or
> simply better way.
> Wikis are great for collaborating on documents but not for community
> management. Chat forums and mailing lists also have limitations.
> Perhaps OLPC could benefit from having a social networking site like
> Facebook but branded for OLPC?

  Yes, I like the idea, too.


> The service that I am thinking of is Ning  www.ning.com

  I mentioned OpenPNE back then, but any of these SNS engine would be

> The best thing about a social network is that it would help members of
> the network find other members w/ similar interests and doing similar
> work. For instance, I am working on the virtual library for Nepal's
> pilot of OLPC. I could use the site to find who is working on a similar
> initiative in Brazil or Uruguay.

  Yes.  And in the neighborhood view, the user will need a way to
distinguish users who happen to share the same nickname.  (Otherwise,
a bad guy can just use the same nick name of a target's friend and it
is indistinguishable in the neighborhood view.)  SNS and possibly
using the id would be good.

-- Yoshiki

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