Social networking platforms are connected by various different standards enabling the cross network exchange of information. This exchange happens by the integration of existing interfaces of the particular networks to connect to each others or to enable social networking applications like aggregators to get access to the networks. The establishment of such connectivity means expenditures and mostly social media applications only connect to a choice of networks.
This is exactly what the initiative OneSocialWeb will improve by a universal standard. The aim is the creation of open and decentralized social media applications enabling the access to all networks and to take advantage of features like information sharing or collaboration. Lately the initiative has been introduced at FOSDEM, an open source developer event. Further information including the FOSDEM presentation and a video introduction, which are accessible below, too, are available at the OneSocialWeb homepage and within an artikel by The Next Web
Directory Sources: Social Media Software and Standards