“Open” does not mean “Interoperable Data Portability” which is the real goal

Last Sunday, Chris Saad and I wrote a piece on this blog assessing Facebook’s recent announcement.

Chris has written a follow up piece which I think is a great perspective on what the industry should be thinking about.

….Open is no longer enough. The web community needs to up it’s game.

The same is . . . → Read More: “Open” does not mean “Interoperable Data Portability” which is the real goal

Assessing the openess of Facebook’s “Open Graph Protocol”

This is an analysis by DataPortability chairperson Elias Bizannes and former chairperson Chris Saad.

Summary In essence, Facebook is striving to create a web-wide semantic search engine and recommendation system based on a mix of open and closed technologies.

While some of the approaches are indeed open, the overall outcome is an attempt to . . . → Read More: Assessing the openess of Facebook’s “Open Graph Protocol”

Upcoming Event: Internet Identity Workshop 10

* How are social networking sites and social media tools applying user-centric identity? * What are the open standards to make it work? (identity and semantic) * What are technical implementations of those standards? * How do different standards and technical implementations interoperate? * What are the new social norms and legal constructs needed . . . → Read More: Upcoming Event: Internet Identity Workshop 10