In an interview given a few days ago to gulli.com RS devs said that there aim is to create a full replacement for traditional social networks aka facebook&co.
I really think this might be accomplished in quite a short time considering the SPEED the devs are working at! (VoIP, walls, chatrooms, friend "circles"+permissions, etc to come afaik).
The following study shows again, that you are in contact with everyone else in the world over 6,6 "edges".
Assuming a turtle routing with about 6 hops -> forums, channels, chatrooms can be spread over the whole world when hopped at least 6 times. This will result in a totally independent 2nd internet where you are able to share private files with your friends but also share public files with everyone, like the already existing internet. Except for the fact that only trusted friends are used to communicate.
This is great! But there will be a problem storing all that data on every node imo.. RS is growing rapily now, where will it head?
What are your thoughts concerning the ability of RS to scale? Are you going to use this software as a social network (replacement)?
Just interested in your opinions, happy discussing!