The real social operating system

by Aaron

Everyone talks about Facebook being the world’s social operating system. They couldn’t be any more wrong.

This isn’t a revolution. This is what I envision as the next step in the design of operating systems. It’s what I refer to as the “social” operating system… a real operating system like Windows or OS X. Except that this operating system, I call Sobuntu, is designed with the “social graph” in mind.

In Sobuntu, the account you log into on your computer is your social profile, shared through a protocol possibly similar to OpenID. Your account profile knows things like your interests, birth date, etc. Everything on your computer can be shared with certain friends, groups, etc. by changing the properties of those files. Every shared file has a set of wall posts that your friends can comment on. And the activities of your friends can be seen through a “system feed” that’s integrated on your desktop.

There’s more, but I think you get the idea. There’s no reason social networking must exist solely on the web. Let’s take a leap forward and put it on the desktop.

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