John Grieve: Proposal for a Model of a Metasite    
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19 Jun 2010 @ 21:02, by John Grieve

Re-inventing the wheel is a waste of time and resources and when millions of people are doing so it becomes a serious case of extravagance. Therefore I put forward this proposal for a model of what i term a metasite. This is not a new term but i'm using it in a specific sense which is new. You set up a site (in fact NCN already exists and could be the paradigm for this) and you link it to already existing other sites which are chosen for their excellence in certain areas. For example, for instant feeds and comment you would go to Twitter, for breaking news a site that excelled in that, for networking Facebook, for programming emulators you would go to appropriate ones, and there are dozens on the web. In this way somebody could pick 'n' mix a personalized array of features which included common features such as blogs and chat rooms and messaging and set up their own site which utilised the resources of lower level sites. Whether this is legal or not i do not know and it might be imaginally called a parasite (if you will excuse the expression). I think this is what is already gradually emerging in the form of shared and integrated sites and systems and databases. It would be like a client/server at a higher level of sharing resources. In this way innumerable made to measure sites could be constructed without vastly over-duplicating resources and services. what do you think?

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20 Jun 2010 @ 09:23 by mortimer : Metasite crossroads
You mean a dashboard that mashes up web services?

Check out the Facebook api -

I still thinking about using the facebook {|"log in" button} to bypass the register process on drum robot. Been on the crossroads for a few months about this one. I don't like facebook and their user agreement. On the other hand, it would offer major boost in new members. I dunnooo  

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