Re: Friends and Groups for BuddyPress 1.3
Last post from me on this thread, just for the record and to summarize, I support John James Jacoby’s vision 100%.
Restructering friending around groups and microblogging/activity stream is a next step in where social web is going. Groups would become extremely useful for all kinds of use cases. It would really set Buddypress apart.
Buddypress can’t be all things to all people imho. Development should focus on a conceptually coherent core, with APIs that make it easy to plug in other more linear functionality, like classic friending and forums.
Do we need to re-invent the wheel ?
Buddypress shouldn’t just copy Facebook – apart from perhaps the registration process… BP has the opportunity to do things different, better, move things forward.