Sandro (sandhawke) wrote,
Sandro
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Your online identity, in the future

I'm trying to change the Internet so that instead of living inside facebook, twitter, youtube, pinterest, etc, etc, people will have their own, separate online identities, and the things they now do inside those sites will just be apps. (And you'll be able to switch apps whenever you want, and interact with folks who use different apps. No more social lock-in. Lots of freedom to innovate.)

You can read a little more about this at crosscloud.org, but right now I'd love some feedback on one of the key points.

If you were going to have a stable identity outside of these apps, a place where people could contact you, where you could see your own stuff, where people could see the stuff you wanted to share, what kind of domain name would you give it?

Some people will buy their own domain name (I was lucky enough to get hawke.org long ago) but I don't think most people will want to do that. They'll be fine with a subdomain like sandhawke.livejournal.com.

I think of these special high-functionaly websites as "pods" (which originally stood for "personal online database"), and I have several domain names on which I could provide these subdomains. Which ones would you be happy to use for yourself and comfortable seeing other people use? It's a bit like your email address is today; you'll be telling it to people in various circumstances, and perhaps seeing them around everywhere.

Please let me know which ones I should focus on. It would be a pain and perhaps rather confusing to support all of them. Thanks!

Poll #1993696 Your online identity, in the future

Which domain(s) would you like for online identities? (Imagine people's names/handles in the blank.)

________.1w.io (one world)
4(8.9%)
________.databox.me
3(6.7%)
________.everpods.com
3(6.7%)
________.everspace.me
4(8.9%)
________.openweb.me
10(22.2%)
________.pixiecloud.com
1(2.2%)
________.pod.city
6(13.3%)
________.podalpha.com
1(2.2%)
________.podpatch.com
0(0.0%)
________.podrabbit.com
1(2.2%)
________.podspaces.com
3(6.7%)
________.podwolf.com
0(0.0%)
________.userpods.com
4(8.9%)
I don't understand what you're asking
0(0.0%)
This sounds great. When can I try it?
5(11.1%)


Feel free to suggest others in the comments, if you know they are currently unclaimed. (Once you start checking, it's amazing what's already taken.)

Also, feel free to reblog/share this, if you think it's cool.
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