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What is whoisi.com?

Thursday, June 26, 2008 by Dave Winer.

This site showed up in my referrer logs. Permalink to this paragraph

http://whoisi.com/p/216  Permalink to this paragraph

http://whoisi.com/p/755  Permalink to this paragraph

Not sure what to make of it. Looks quite interesting. Permalink to this paragraph

I hadn't heard of it till today, but I see it's being discussed on Twitter. Permalink to this paragraph

Here are some other people... Permalink to this paragraph

http://whoisi.com/p/459  Permalink to this paragraph

http://whoisi.com/p/1  Permalink to this paragraph

I think I get it -- it's a wiki-like FriendFeed? Permalink to this paragraph

http://whoisi.com/p/683  Permalink to this paragraph

http://whoisi.com/p/141  Permalink to this paragraph

The opportunities for abuse abound (but there are obvious ways to fix things, if you claim your own person, and correct the links). It's very clever. Why didn't I think of it?? ;-> Permalink to this paragraph

One of the things I love about it is that it does the right thing with RSS descriptions. Bravo!! Permalink to this paragraph

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