2012/You Own Your Observations

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OFirehose was a session at IndieWebCamp 2012.

Notes archived froM: https://etherpad.mozilla.org/indieweb-yoyodata

When: 2012-06-30 16:00

Proposed by Ben Atkin

The TOS of twitter says that you own what you post, but what can you do with it? Twitter doesn't have a list of hashtags for a user, so it's hard to search, and there's also no way to plug in a date and see tweets on that date.

Also there are some things I'd like to keep private, or think about for a while before posting, and it isn't until I've already typed it that I find this out.

What I want is another way to post observations that is as convenient as twitter, but lets me share, or not, as I see fit. I want it to keep a private, searchable log, of everything I post. Ideally entries would be versioned too.

I have a project I started a while back called FluxNote. The README has some goals. I got stuck but figured out the thing I got stuck on when I made Just Tweet. I plan to hack on FluxNote some this weekend.

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