aku-aku: v.. To move a tall, flat bottomed object (such as a bookshelf) by swiveling it alternatively on its corners in a "walking" fashion. [After the book by Thor Heyerdahl theorising the statues of Easter Island were moved in this fashion.] source: LangMaker.com. Aku Aku also has another meaning to the islanders: a spiritual guide.
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my space / everybody's space / center space
Posted by dav at 2008 May 9 08:20 AM
File under: Geek

Wired has posted an article about MySpace offering an opt-in sharing of four key portions of your MySpace account with other web sites. It was inevitable that some big site would come to their senses and do this. I'm just surprised it wasn't Facebook. As I said years ago:

I've long ranted about how Friendster blew an incredible opportunity to become the social network maintainers of the entire globe. Despite being a crappy application, they were in a position to become the center of everything if they opened up their database of connections to external application developers. Countless applications (both desktop and web-based) would have been tapped into that system and presumably sharing profits with the Friendster corporation. Having a Friendster account would have been as basic as having an email account.

Now MySpace, despite being a crappy website, are in a position to become the center of everything.


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