Long before Facebook, or even MySpace, ArsDigita created some of the first social networking sites on the web. We also open-sourced our user management toolkit and taught courses at MIT, Caltech, Berkeley, and UCLA on web application development.
I contributed quite a few modules to the ArsDigita Community System (ACS) toolkit including online file storage, web-based chat, bookmark sharing, and bawdlerization. I also code reviewed any of the modules submitted for inclusion in ACS.
Even though ArsDigita is long gone, the toolkit lives on today as the OpenACS.
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