Building dfeatures as legos to remix and share

and also create value towards open tools

ReLike is a decentralized ‘Like’ button. With Facebook’s “Like” button you’ve got to live in Facebook’s world. There’s no way to take your “Likes” and go elsewhere, or build a service to use these “Likes” in a new way. What’s nice with ReLike is that it’s build in a way that allows others’ to extend it, to build on top of it, to integrate it. With this project, a feature typically tied to a platform is opened up and linked across other instances that use it (emphasis my own):

1. Write programs that do one thing and do it well.
2. Write programs to work together.
3. Write programs to handle text streams, because that is a universal interface.
~Peter H Salus via Unix Philosophy

Author of “Feeling Great About My Butt.” Previously: Writers @Medium, Product @embedly, Research @NECSI. http://whichlight.com.