Six Apart Reveals the Laws of Motion

Adds to the Greater Connection of the Internet

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Six Apart, the company behind the popular Movable Type blogging platform recently introduced a free social application for use with that platform. Now, they have posted the "laws" of this application. Those are:

– The biggest online social network is the Internet itself.

– Today’s mainstream social networks are like yesterday’s mainstream media.

– Reveal the community you already have.

– Your social network belongs under your control.

– Your community should start with half a billion members.

– The web is in Motion.

"We believe that the right strategy for connecting your blog or site to the world of social networking is not to select one particular social network to hold all the cards, but to connect to all of the powerful and vibrant social networks across the web," says Six Apart Chief Evangelist Anil Dash.


We’ve recently seen other big data portability services come to the forefront like Google Friend Connect and Facebook Connect. Motion has a similar function, but is open to more services, kind of like Meebo does for instant messaging.

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"There’s never been an application like this, which supports the half a billion individual accounts across these services, allowing almost anyone on the web to comment on or favorite your content without having to register to create an account," says Dash.

I think the first of Six Apart’s laws sums it pretty nicely. The Internet is the biggest social network, and we’re just seeing more companies allow the connection between big parts of it, so it all becomes inevitably more connected altogether. It’s going to be an interesting year for this kind of concept.

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  • http://yourhomeforum.com YourHomeForum

    Should be very interesting…

  • http://www.mylifelist.org Bill Starr

    Great article. I do believe that many blogs do not lend themselves to applying across the full spectrum of the web and social networking.

    We recently launched www.mylifelist.org which looks to leverage the power of social networking to help users accomplish their specific goals.

    Check out our ‘sneak peek’ of the site. http://www.mylifelist.org/emarketing/1208/30.html

    Bill Starr
    CEO, My Life List

  • http://randomplaza.com Richard Mongler

    I hope it includes places like 4chan and the somethingawful forums.

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