April 17, 2003
Hey Kids, Let's Build Some Social Software!

Looks like a group of smart folks have banded together as the Social Software Alliance, a “trade group of social software developers and other interested parties who work together to create and promote open standards for the social software community” (from the call for discussion). The founders include many of the “big brains” of the blogging/social software movement, including:

You’ll have to register with them to check out their site and founding documents… seems a little antisocial to me, but what do I know :) [UPDATE: After I posted this story Liz Lawley, another of the clever Social Software folks, kindly pointed out that I had my facts wrong — you don’t need to register to browse, only to post. Sorry about that… the link above should let you browse now.]

For those of you not inclined to register, you can see what people are saying about them by using Technorati’s Link Cosmos service. There’s also some good commentary from the participants themselves on the blogs listed above. [Seen on Smart Mobs]

Posted by Jason Lefkowitz at April 17, 2003

Actually, you don't have to register to look at it--only to add to it. :-)

Posted by: Liz on April 17, 2003 3:59 PM

Oops -- I must have missed that part of the site. When I went it hit me with a login prompt as soon as I tried to browse the wiki. Can you give me a URL to point non-registered folks to?

Posted by: Jason Lefkowitz on April 17, 2003 6:14 PM

Never mind, just found it myself. Duh! (Smacks forehead)

Posted by: Jason Lefkowitz on April 17, 2003 6:15 PM
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