Re: Here an idea for you:
yep I was thinking along these lines the other day. But a little more drastic. take a £200 synology NAS, (any nas that has a LAMP install) pop this next to your router, config the IP for it.
load on my 'never been created but the packages are out there so shouldn't be too hard for someone who knows what they're doing' messaging centre software and you instantly have the following services;
Cloud Storage (synology has this already init but may need tweaking)
Email (pop 3 and web based)
online back up (point this one at one set up at a family members and mirror between the two or more if you want)
Social network (add friends IP's to see their stuff on your wall 'rss' could do this)
radio play (see synology web site)
music streaming in the home but also off line
All info in your own home backed up at a friends in your control.
It only popped in my head last night and could do with a lot of polishing.
would you pay the £200.00 to be part of the next big thing?
Would you pay £200.00 to know who has your data and what was being done with it?
as a open source project it would just be as easy to install on any old PC you can chuck LAMP on just with the NAS boxes it would all be auto-magical.