In response to Dave Winer’s post about bootstrapping a federated 140 character message system, I doodled up a spec for a hypothetical service called “F140”. I have a basic implementation of it working and am interested in hearing comments and feedback. The implementation is VERY simple and barely scratches the surface of the issues related to this sort of thing. But in the spirit of bootstrapping, please consider the F140 Proposal.
Please note, also, that this page is extracted from the running system, so ignore the links at the bottom of the document.