From Encyclosphere Project Wiki

You should own and control all your social media data, and all of your lists of people who follow you, and whom you follow. There are plenty of alternatives to Facebook and Twitter, but what we need is a way to make all the various social media networks interoperable, with user-owners at the center. For that, we need a way to make all the social media networks “speak the same language.” We propose that RSS is that language, or a part of the solution anyway. So we have created a plugin for WordPress that converts a regular old blog into a social media-style feed. Version 2 will make it possible for these “miniblogs” to talk to each other and will set the stage for tying together all the social media networks into a single mega-network that you can never be shut out of.