10 years ago: Will Norris, Chris Messina, Stephen Paul Weber and I launched a little thing called The DiSo Project. DiSo stood for “distributed social” and at the time was based on OpenID, XFN, and blogs (Twitter just launched the year before and wasn’t much on our radar).

10 years later, we have IndieWeb, Activity Streams, ActivityPub, WebMention, and even an open, decentralized alternative to Twitter.

It took longer then we thought it would, but it’s happening.