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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!

Dallas Freeman Joins Faraday Media

Added on by Ash.
A new staff member joined the Faraday Media team today. Dallas is an old colleague and is helping us out part-time.

In his other job, Dallas is working as a multimedia lecturer at a Technical College just north of Brisbane so he bring a lot of fresh and innovative ideas to the Faraday Team.

Welcome Dallas!

New Feature: Auto-Update Levels

Added on by Chris Saad.
The latest version of Particls has lots of nifty enhancements and improvements however I wanted to bring your attention to one in particular.

There is a setting in the 'Skins and Settings' property sheet called 'AutoupdateType'

From now on, we will be pushing 'Experimental Builds' first, then Minor Builds second, then Major Builds third.

This means if you consider yourself a hardcore tester and true Particls fan, you can get more updates, earlier, by using the 'Experimental Builds' setting. This exposes you to more risks (as far as using Beta software goes), but it also means that you can get in early and have your say on bugs and features

It also means that if you are a user who prefers to keep a stable, smooth operation, you will see less updates and less hickups in your Particls experience!

Thanks to the usual hard work of the Dev team especially Ash and Paul for this one.

You would have learned about this first on Tangler and Twitter.