since 2006, has advocated for user control in social media... through open social networking, data portability, and user privacy with innovative tools , open source projects and open standards.

findmeon node standard
  • launched: august 2006
  • mission: help people find each other while ensuring privacy and security
  • status: active
  • how: a decentralized network that asserts and verifies the ownership of online identity elements , and aids in aggregating online personalities
  • launched: october 2006
  • mission: standardize social profile information
  • status: deprecated
  • how: an Open Standard that works as a datastore and an intermediary format which a growing number of social network profiles can be converted to & from