Twitter Can Be Liberated - Here's How

Michael Arrington, TechCrunch, May 13, 2008
Commentary by Stephen Downes

"Decentralizing Twitter," writes Michael Arrington, "isn't about having backups of content if the service goes down. It's about making sure that the service as a whole can't go down." The key to this new decentralized Twitter is XMPP, an open standards based instant messaging protocol. Because Twitter is, at its heart, an instant message sent to a group of (self selected) people all at once. Via .
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