Given the recent block of Google Friend Connect by Facebook, TechCrunch and Robert Scoble decided to start an argument. This is perfect fodder for this week’s bitchmeme as there are a few issues that people tend to ignore. First, if you put any data on the internet, privacy is an afterthought. Basically, if you put… Read More Privacy and Data Ownership Do Not Apply
In technology, boring is normally necessary. Sexy technology is what everyone wants to talk about and work on. In the corporate world, there is a lot of boring going on. Administrative applications are not complicated, and typically use standard methods and proven technologies. Given that, boring probably makes the world go round. This is why… Read More Data portability may be boring, but boring is necessary
There has been a lot of news the past few days about data portability. I posted a summary and analysis of some of the news a few days ago. Today, the Data Portability Working Group announced that LinkedIn, Flickr, SixApart (TypePad and MovableType) and Twitter have joined as well. So, what does all of this… Read More What Does Data Portability Mean To You?
What did I miss? Is today the standard day to announce “big news”? The reason this is so interesting is because it is all related to social media and social networks. First, Comcast announces its new service fancast.com. They are partnering with IBMD, CBS, Hulu.com and others. The Comcast offering is a video “hub” where… Read More Big Companies, Big Social News