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We have a lot of social networks. The thing is, it connects us with friends and family but most of the information on it is ephemeral. Legacy aims to let you share knowledge with your loved ones and grow together. It aims at aggregating content you find valuable and want to share with your kids, your brother, your best friends.

Think of it as a portal. On it, everything you love. The sum of your knowledge, your favorite books, essays, movies, podcasts, series, your thoughts about relationship, life, fitness, politics, the universe, religion, friends. Think of it as Wikipedia but created by you and your family, or you and your friends.

syzo  ·  2054 days ago  ·  link  ·  

    We have a lot of social networks.

There should be a "social network" of sorts that just lists all the different ways you can get in contact with someone. "My home phone is A, my cell phone is B, my email is C, here's a link to my twitter, facebook, reddit, hubski, website, etc. I prefer to be contacted on <thing> if you're a family member or friend, or <other thing> if you're a business contact." Stuff like that.

No posting or sharing, just how to come in contact with someone.

low_ho_fosho  ·  2054 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Uncle Bob has created a new article: Why hasn't Obama shown us his birth certificate?

That's a really neat idea though. You're right that every social network service seems to clear old content out of the way, never to be seen again. It would be cool to have a network where everything stayed in one place.

ThatFanficGuy  ·  2052 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Real life is fully capable of sustaining it, and, I believe, it already does.

aeromill  ·  2054 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Isn't that what Facebook liked pages do?

Creativity  ·  2054 days ago  ·  link  ·  

As I was writing these lines I was thinking about that. But my idea would be a lot more broad and in-depth. For exemple, say you like Carl Sagan in Facebook. What do you really know/like about him ? In my idea, you would have excerpts/books/videos about him that you think would interest your friends/family.

aeromill  ·  2054 days ago  ·  link  ·  

It's a great concept, I just don't see the common folk putting that much time into their deepest thoughts much less a profile.