On Mon, Sep 28, 2009 at 3:25 PM, Mohamed Magdy <mohamed.m.k(a)gmail.com> wrote:
This really sucks.
As Kat Walsh alluded to on ... Facebook?!?... free/libre real-time
services are more important than a lot of Wikimedians think (because
we've spent so long pushing back against "merely" social uses of our
wikis?). In the grand scheme of the things we care about, development
in that area may be a more critical immediate need than continued work
on MediaWiki. Brion put it perfectly:
"People need the ability to control their own presence on the web
instead of hoping Facebook or Twitter always treat you the way you
Wikipedia has had enough success that it's bought some time in terms
of establishing the ability (and right) of people to control and use
educational material how they want. There's still a lot to do, but
the free culture approach is starting to pick up momentum. For
so-called social networking services, it's still an uphill battle.