Is Facebook’s Move to “Openness” Setting a de facto Standard?

Yesterday, Facebook took a further step in opening its network by introducing enhancements and new features to its developer APIs. Facebook’s new APIs make it easier for applications to update user statuses, links, and upload videos from outside of Facebook. This effort will likely generate a flurry of activity in the developer community as . . . → Read More: Is Facebook’s Move to “Openness” Setting a de facto Standard?

Time To Criminalize The Password Anti-pattern

Update: Twitter made another commitment today to adopting OAuth which is great! However they acknowledge that it won’t solve all problems (like we argue) – nevertheless these are positive steps to us eradicating the password anti-pattern

In case you’ve never heard of it, Twitter is a micro-blogging service that is doing to communications . . . → Read More: Time To Criminalize The Password Anti-pattern

OpenID Announces Results To Its First Election

At the DataPortability Project, we’ve monitored closely the first OpenID Foundation election and are proud of the maturity, leadership and appropriate procedure shown by the OpenID foundation in this area.

It is reported that 175 of the 217 eligible members voted. Congratulations to all candidates for their efforts.

Elected to serve 2-year terms:

Snorri . . . → Read More: OpenID Announces Results To Its First Election

The data portability Landscape – An update

Given the recent intense activity around data portability (Announcements from Facebook, Google, Twitter, Yahoo etc) and the impending end of the year, I thought it opportune to summarize the data portability landscape from my personal perspective and the perspective of the DataPortability Project.

The data portability Landscape Diagram

2008 was called “The year . . . → Read More: The data portability Landscape – An update