Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 4th May 2009 16:52 UTC, submitted by FrankKarlitschek
KDE "At last year's Akademy the vision of the Social Desktop was born and first presented to a larger audience. The concept behind the Social Desktop is to bring the power of online communities and group collaboration to desktop applications and the desktop shell itself. One of the strongest assets of the Free Software community is its worldwide community of contributors and users who belief in free software and who work hard to bring the software and solutions to the mainstream."
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by Hiev on Mon 4th May 2009 19:57 UTC
Hiev
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It is already done and is called FaceBook.

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by m_abs on Tue 5th May 2009 00:47 in reply to "..."
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2005-07-06

It is already done and is called FaceBook.

Does facebook help with group collaboration? Document sharing?

There would be little point in building a facebook clone.

Try reading the blog post this story links to and the comments on it.

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by Hiev on Tue 5th May 2009 01:29 in reply to "RE: ..."
Hiev Member since:
2005-09-27

Does facebook help with group collaboration? Document sharing?

Yes it does, and many other things via pluggins.

http://technochondria.wordpress.com/2007/08/07/facebook-enables-sea...

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by google_ninja on Wed 6th May 2009 21:13 in reply to "..."
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Dude, facebook doesn't start with a K

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by segedunum on Thu 7th May 2009 10:13 in reply to "..."
segedunum Member since:
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It is already done and is called FaceBook.

Yep and it faces the many well documented problems that web apps have and why people are looking to integrate social networking applications into desktop applets.

Besides, there's no reason you couldn't integrate this with Facebook.

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