By Dave Winer on Friday, July 22, 2011 at 12:50 PM.
I was having lunch yesterday with Jon Glick of Sulia.
Smart guy. We always have interesting conversations.
One thing we talked about, at the end of the lunch, was the future of following.
I follow someone on Twitter, when they post to Tumblr or GooglePlus I should be seeing that as well as when they post to Twitter or whatever new place they want to post to next week. The whole Circles thing just highlights how boring it is every time you want to startup somewhere new, informing them and your friends that you're here and figuring out what to do with them.
I have a list of feeds on my Google Profile. Seems they could match that up to users. It seems a search engine could do that.
They also have this verification process for my sites, so they know scripting.com really is mine. I've proven it to them.
Revisiting the same problems every few years ought to make things better. Being into open data doesn't mean just exporting yours, but being willing to import mine. If I use a common-enough format.
Just some random ideas that haven't yet formed into something specific yet.