March 23, 2005
The Archive.org Grid?
We provide free storage and free bandwidth for your videos, audio files, photos, text or software. Forever. No catches.
J.D. Lasica, Marc Cantor, the Internet Archive, and the folks behind Drupal have launched OurMedia.org, which they hope will become the hub of the grassroots media revolution. Robin’s already posted EPIC up there, so we know that when 2014 actually rolls around, we can look back and laugh at how far our predictions diverged from reality, as we perform remote upgrades on our Digital Consciousness servers and sip calorie-free nanolattes in massively multiplayer gridcafés.
OurMedia already features a weekly guest editor, but I wonder how long it is before individual maverick editors spring up and assemble content streams of their own?
The to-do list for OurMedia v. 2 hints towards that happening pretty soon, with a list of features that includes:
- Support for individual user playlists
- Enhanced social networking features on each person’s user page
- Ratings and metatags