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This website will be developed as a prototypical "Social Network 2.0" style application, with a variety of content feeds both in and out, advanced security, notifications and the like. As such, its design is likely to be in a state of flux, and may not operate as expected.

If you have any ideas for features you'd like to see in such a site, please leave a comment.

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jeremygbyrne

Over the last few months it has become clear that Facebook's domination of Social Networking is bad for the internet—bad in a way which challenges the basic infrastructure, culture and conventions which have developed in the "online world" over the last couple of decades. Facebook is closed, insecure and monocultural; and if the press is to be believed, its business practices are predatory and its management unethical. Facebook is simply not the right company, nor the right technology, to set the standard for how we interact with one another online.

This site is dedicated to encouraging and assisting people to stop using Facebook and instead to use alternatives which accord with those conventions, and thereby benefit everyone. The idea for this project is two and a half years old; the compelling need for it has only become obvious more recently. I can only hope it proves both timely and valuable.

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