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2008 is the Year To Share Data
announced today they are joining
the Dataportability Workgroup
This unexpected move could help accelerate acceptance from other large social websites. APML
is another data sharing protocol that is gaining some momentum. Essentially it is an attempt to define a common set of standards to allow personal Attention Profile data (bookmarks, photos, blog posts, browsing history, music interests, etc) to be transported (painlessly) to other web services and applications.
For instance you could group together items for public consumption separately from those for specific private groups and publish appropriate access for each, even though the items themselves are located in different places.
Now if only we could resolve all the issues surrounding data privacy.
Labels: data sharing, Facebook, standards
It's Your Data - You Should Be Able to Share It!
The ability to take the data that you upload on a website and use it elsewhere is a fundamental feature that is missing on many popular websites. Facebook
for instance allows you to easily import all your address book contacts, but there is no means to export these same details. Yahoo Mail
lets you export your e-mail messages but only if you subscribe to their premium mail package. Flickr
provides lots of tools for uploading multiple photos at a time, let third-party tools are needed to copy the same photos elsewhere. There should be a middle ground that allows your stuff to be easily mixed and shared.Dataportability.org
is a new resource point that discusses the standards, tools, arguments and initiatives that are shaping this debate.
Labels: data sharing, data strategy projects, Facebook
The New LinkedIn Platform Shows Facebook How It's Done
A social network showdown is coming. LinkedIn
, which aims to track your business and professional connections, has rolled out a new developer platform and already the majority of the web press is comparing LinkedIn's efforts Facebook's platform. It's a fair comparison, but there's one key difference between the two — LinkedIn's platform is actually useful.
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Labels: Facebook, LinkedIn, social networking