“(…) My hunch feeling tells me that the future of social networking is an open standards based decentralized networks in the People Agrregator mould, with something like OpenID being the single point of entry needed to connect with people.
(…) decentralized services and OpenID kinda authentication mechanisms play a pivotal role. I agree with Marc Canter when he says that we need to take our friends with us wherever we go. I also agree with Dave Winer when he says that the centralized system like Facebook or Linked-In will blow up and result in explosive unbundling of (decentralized) services that make up social networks. (…)”