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You can do anything you want with your data but…

February 28, 2008

There is this continuing discussion about the portability of data and letting people take their data and their friends with them to other sites. We have a number of social networks that don’t allow us to ‘move’. This is proving frustrating because as new and better networks arrive we seem to be collectively stuck and harnessed to the old because the basis of use doesn’t allow us to easily move.There has been some movement here in the DataPortability group and Google’s OpenSocial. Let’s hope it continues and once again allows us the users the choice. Walled gardens don’t work for us but they do become very profitable for the gardener.Here is a transcript of Sir Tim Berners-Lee as he talks about the Semantic Web. Sir Tim brings back those fond memories of using Mosaic 15 years ago.Transcript: Sir Tim Berners-Lee Talks with Talis about the Semantic Web: “”

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