You should be able to take your content with you when you leave Facebook, Twitter, etc. and share it in the new app-of-the-moment.
I really agree because this fits with the SoLiD and PODS (Personal Online Data Stores) concepts of Tim Berners-Lee.
You own your content.
You publish your Tweet or blog post to your storage service.
You authorize Twitter or Medium to access your posts there.
|This allows you to publish once and distribute everywhere.|
When you get tired of Dropbox, you can move all your content over to Google Drive or whatever and all your posts and Tweets are still online.
Since GitHub and Dropbox already have API’s it seems like this would be pretty simple. So far I’m struggling because almost all code I find is based on hosting it on some web server. The API’s all require someone with a developer mindset to get API keys and tokens.
Continue the public discussion
I hope this continues the discussion to conceptualize where this could go.
What kinds of applications do you imagine? Public apps like social networking, blogging, federated wiki. Private apps for tracking your collections of books and movies, address book for contacts…
Please blog about your concepts and Tweet about it.