Will you be my friend? Trying to tease something out of the void that the social networking sites have become. So far it seems that the folks at Flickr are the only ones who have a clue. The rest of them – Tribe, LinkedIn, Friendster, Orkut – seem to have a classic case of high-ego startup syndrome, suggesting that they actually believe they’re smarter than everyone else and can actually do it all themselves with limited if any interoperability. I hope to be proven wrong.
A Montreal company, Zero Knowledge Systems is working on it. Several friends of mine work there, and their head office is just around the corner. From everything I hear they do great work. But what about peer-review as it pertains to crypto? Have academics and cypherpunks been free to review the code underlying Freedom, at will? Or are they relying on the good name of their chief scientist, Ian Goldberg? What about the concerns raised by Declan McCullagh in Wired News?