Recently gone cold on Facebook, now receiving only the odd message and transferring the conversation back to conventional email as quickly as possible - Facebook provides me with no benefit once the connection has been made. Also I really don't want to know that John is looking for friendship networking, Jess added the what underwear are you or Julia has joined the geeks doing good sf chapter ... zzzzz.
As I try to work out how to express myself online, to make myself machine readable, to begin to post requests, I am seeking the emerging standards in the industry.
Michael Pick's video explains the DataPortability working group's objectives pretty neatly:
I was invited to join Naymz this morning - in the interests of science and Mark Page who invited me, I signed up. I'm getting a little tired of all this signing up and subscribing and profiling. Each time I sign up, I get the same types of messages about how I will be connextaposed with each living molecubyte in the trueniverse.
Scoble - there and back again
Here's another opinion by an angry man:
The December announcement from Agloco wrapping up current operations provides valuable information for the start-ups wanting to play in the Attention economy.
I'm concerned about my privacy and where my data is accumulating out of my control. Because of Adsense on this site, I choose to use Google in signed-in mode. As I search, I am being observed - what I search for, the search terms I use and which results I follow. The very smart people at the Googleplex look at this data and figure out a lot about me from it. The best part is that they can work out what advertisements to put in my face based on that data...or is it the worst?
Further to my earlier posting, Online identity - does anyone care?, this morning I received a reminder from Garlik to go and access my QDOS profile. I signed in, created a userid and then I was asked to link the websites where my online persona exists - my facebook page, my Twitter page, my Tripadvisor page etc. As I added these, my QDOS score rose from Q900 to Q2766.
This week's announcement from Ask unveiling AskEraser highlights the concern in the market that users have over their online privacy. This is market forces at work - market need, a lead vendor responds, all the other vendors follow suit. By this rule, it is only a matter of time before Google, MSN Search and Yahoo put out a response - that they too will offer more control over user's privacy online, particularly pertaining to their search histories.