I admit that I haven't read through the code, and I am not a programmer. But it seems to me that if this can be hosted and run by individual institutions, it could have a fairly large impact in higher education in the next few years. Employees could use this like intranet-lite, and alumni and students could use this the way Facebook was originally used -- a social network for the school itself. The only difference is that it could provide very useful data directly to the school instead of an individual. I've also read a lot of complaints about how the project focused first on user interface instead of back-end programming. Isn't that similar to how Facebook itself started? I don't think there were a bunch of new protocols declared for the "Face book" launch.