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Personal Reality - Personal Media

Added on by Chris Saad.

I have written on my personal blog about what I am starting to call "Personal Reality".

As I wrote there:

Personal Media includes your friend's shared items. It includes the comments you leave on blogs. It includes Social Media. But it also includes private updates. Updates from your Intranet. Updates from your family. Updates from broadcast media. Updates that matter to you - no one else.

Personal Media is about recognizing that people are social and private. They are interested in personal experiences.

Check it out.

AUDIO - First DataPortability Steering Group Teleconference

Added on by Chris Saad.
Last night (PST Time) we had our first Steering Group Teleconference. It was great, productive call with lots of outcomes that are currently being implemented. We also agreed to meet in a similar way every 2 weeks.

Listen to a recording of the call hosted here on John Breslin's blog.

Thanks to everyone who organized and participated.

VIDEO PROJECT - Share your thoughts about DataPortability

Added on by Chris Saad.
Time to continue the conversation about DataPortability... this time using video.

We want to hear your thoughts about DataPortability recorded as a short video. We hope to share these videos individually as well as compile them into a single video to help the community understand expectations, goals and themes that are emerging in the discussion.

Here are the questions we'd like you to answer.
  • What does DataPortability mean to you?

  • How do you imagine DataPortability might change the way you use the web?

  • How would you explain the value of DataPortability to Vendors - those that store the data.

  • How would you explain the value of DataPortability to Users - those that create and own the data.

  • Ideally, what would you like to see from the DataPortability Project in the next 12 months? 24 months?

  • What else would you like to say? Make up a question and answer it!

  • Finally, if you agree with the sentiment, please say "My name is [your name] and I want Data Portability" at the end of your video.
If you can, please try to limit the video to a maximum of 5 minutes.

We'd like to compile these for February 20th. Please make sure you get your video in before then!

To submit the video, post it to one of the video sharing sites and tag it 'DataPortabilityAndMe'

I look forward to seeing what the community has to say.

Special thanks to Daniela Barbosa, Chris Messina and the Evangelism Action Group for this idea!

Dissolution of Social Networks - AUDIO

Added on by Ash.

My lovely wife (who is an Economics and Business teacher coincidentally) sent me a Podcast today which really blew me away. It's an interview with Andreas Kluth (San Francisco correspondent for The Economist) talking about real and virtual campfires, and predicts the dissolution of standalone social networks as we know them.

Anyone interested in the next generation of internet technology really needs to listen to this podcast. Its clear, concise and really gets at the heart of many social graph issues and human behavior.

From Russia with Love

Added on by Ash.
With some hilarity, I present: Russian computer program fakes chat room flirting.
Internet chat room romantics beware: your next chat may be with a clinical computer trying to win your personal data and not your heart, an online security firm says.
I find this both hilarious on a number of levels, but it illustrates so perfectly about how valuable (as users of the interwebs) our attention data is. It's so valuable that some smart people have written what can really only be described as a Trojan horse for attention data!

PC Tools senior malware analyst Sergei Shevchenko says the program has a "terrifyingly well-organised" interaction that could fool users into giving up personal details and could easily be converted to work in other languages.

"As a tool that can be used by hackers to conduct identity fraud, CyberLover demonstrates an unprecedented level of social engineering," he said in a statement.

"It employs highly intelligent and customised dialogue to target users of social networking systems."

This is not some script kiddy. Or some backyard Javascript peddler. This is some serious hardcore natural language processing prodigy who has the temerity and the wits to make a quick buck by collecting social and personal attention metrics. I can't condone his actions; as I do find it highly immoral (and unethical) but I can definitely see why someone would do such a thing.

This also highlights the need for the general public to be more conscious and aware of their attention data, how to obtain it, how to control it and how to move it. It clearly demonstrates the value of the data we allow companies and products to collect about us with little or no hesitation. We allow these companies to collect whatever they like, without even letting us have a glimpse of what inside their walled gardens.

It's long past due that we all stood up and asked them to open the doors.

It's time we all started demanding Data Portability.

Nominate Faraday Media for the Crunchies

Added on by Chris Saad.
If you like Particls, Engagd, APML, DataPortability, The Media 2.0 Workgroup or handsome men from Australia please vote for the company that created them all!

Please nominate "Faraday Media" for the Crunchies under the following categories:

  • Best technology innovation / achievement
    Recognition for best new technology achievement or breakthrough

  • Best bootstrapped start-up
    For a company that has raised less than $100.000 from individuals, angels or others

  • Best international start-up
    To recognize start-up achievement outside the United States (company must be founded, headquartered and operated primarily outside the US)

  • Most likely to make the world a better place
    To recognize a site that is making an important social impact in the world. Site does not need to be a non-profit to qualify.
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