It’s clear that the future is social. Connections are key. WordPress MU is a platform which has shown itself to be able to operate at Internet-scale and with BuddyPress we can make it friendlier. Someday, perhaps, the world will have a truly Free and Open Source alternative to the walled gardens and open-only-in-API platforms that currently dominate our social landscape.
For an update on what’s happening with the development you can check the Buddy Press forum.
I found this quote today when I was out blog hopping:
What is BuddyPress?
If you thought about it as a kind of publishing tool for buddies to share discussions about things of common interest amongst themselves, you may not be totally off target, because the aim of Andy Peatling and his buddies was just that – to put the power of user generated social media within the reach of literally anybody, no matter the level of their knowledge about the internet or of IT.
What I like about it is above all – its simplicity. If you can read and write – you can create your social network in a flash – Why? Because it is coded in a “what you see is what you get” format. For those of you who do not yet have a BuddyPress account –