At the edges of our networks, a thousand flowers are blooming..From Bitcoin Blockchain technologies to advances in mesh networks connecting devices together to create new people powered communication systems... to new understandings of 'emergent semantics' processes at work in folksonomies and massive user generated data sets powering new forms of search and discovery systems... 'Edge Principles' are driving a new wave of innovation.
Crowds Contain Interesting People
and future friends that we haven’t met yet.. or sources of important information that are useful to you.. but how do you find them?
The SPSP Platform
This project started out as a P2P search system based on creating a P2P network that could only exchange one thing.. Tags. Billions and billions of them. It was like an epiphany.. because we realized that tags are authentic indicators of human intent, each file is tiny, (maybe 10 kb) not subject to copyright (Google went to court to prove this), and could be made to self sort, like a massive ocean of interest data, that (we believed) should rightfully remain under the control of ordinary users. The name SP/SP Platform & Network is derived from two of the key processes of the client-side functionality of the software: Self-Processing and Self-Profiling. Users ‘Self Process’ their personal tag-cache automatically, and ‘Self Profile’ their identity information, rather than it being processed on Corporate servers.