One Step Closer to Open Social Networks?: Google and Facebook Join the DataPortability Workgroup

Catherine Howell, EDUCAUSE Connect, Jan 09, 2008
Commentary by Stephen Downes

More on the rapidly growing snowball that is open social networks. OpenID is one part of this. Data Portability is another. "The optimistic vision for open social networks, where users will be able to share content freely across social networking sites, seems to be getting closer. Google and Facebook are, obviously, two of the biggest holders of social and personal information on the internet - on the one hand, they have enormous user populations clamouring for this facility."
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