I've been reading through David Ascher's excellent blog today, and was intrigued by David's comments on social networking and how it intersects with email. If David gets even half of this right it will eliminate my need to start a business around the idea, as I've been mulling since 2000.
David is right. Most collaboration schemes go barren because they force users into a corporate starting point. Mozilla has the chance to disrupt this way of thinking:
There's one major distinction between my vision and the one [Yahoo!'s] oneConnect seems to promote, which is that I think individuals should be at the center of their own "social manifold", not Yahoo, or Yahoo/Microsoft, or Google, or any other central party.… Read more