Category Archives: ProjectVRM

Ten Years Later

Ten years ago I wrote a blog post that captured a key architectural insight at the core of VRM: putting the user at the center of integration not only improves the quality of services, it simplifies our systems. The article captured the gestalt of VRM and helped catalyze a range of conversations that still shape the VRM approach.

Since then, we have seen a lot of progress. Here are a few standout examples. Continue reading

Posted in Identity, ProjectVRM, Vendor Relationship Management | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Beware the Plan of Sauron

The “Master App” can’t magically make it all work. On the project VRM blog, Doc Searls recently suggested that the killer app for VRM is the “Master App”. In response, on the Project VRM email list, Jim Pasquale suggested it’s … Continue reading

Posted in ProjectVRM, Uncategorized, Vendor Relationship Management | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

Destroying contract law: CISPA violates more than privacy

Don’t let Congress undermine our best free market tool for fixing our relationships with companies. The US House of Representatives just passed a bill (CISPA, aka HR264) that explicitly allows companies to ignore their privacy agreements in the name of … Continue reading

Posted in Information Sharing, privacy, ProjectVRM, regulatory, Shared Information | 2 Comments

Google sees the value of Free Customers

This is fascinating: http://www.adweek.com/news/technology/google-bringing-trueview-ads-apps-games-147558 Google has an ad program on YouTube that let’s users skip ads and they are now extending it to other ad formats. Even though it is the same old advertising game–something that could use some fixing–what’s … Continue reading

Posted in ProjectVRM, User Driven, Vendor Relationship Management | Leave a comment

It all starts with sharing…

From kindergarten through our professional life, sharing binds us together as friends, colleagues, and collaborators, so perhaps it should be no surprise that online sharing through services like Facebook, Twitter, and email shapes our online social life. Yet sharing online … Continue reading

Posted in Information Sharing, ProjectVRM, Shared Information, User Driven, Vendor Relationship Management | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 3 Comments

Fourth Parties are agents. Third Parties aren’t necessarily.

Fourth Parties is a powerful, but sometimes confusing term. In fact, I think Doc recently mischaracterized it in a recent post to the ProjectVRM mailing list. Normally, I wouldn’t nitpick about this, but there are two key domains where this … Continue reading

Posted in ProjectVRM, Vendor Relationship Management | Tagged , , , , , | 2 Comments

World Economic Forum and Personal Data as an Asset Class

At this last week’s Personal Data Deep Dive in Palo Alto, I had a chance to talk with some of the folks working with the World Economic Forum about their recent report┬áPersonal Data: The Emergence of a New Asset Class. … Continue reading

Posted in Personal Data Store, ProjectVRM, Vendor Relationship Management | 4 Comments

Facebook as Personal Data Store

With over 150 million people using Facebook Connect every month at over 1 million websites, Facebook has ushered in a new era, as the world’s largest personal data store. Personal Data Stores Personal data stores allow individuals to share online … Continue reading

Posted in Information Sharing, Personal Data Store, ProjectVRM | Tagged , , , , , , , | 12 Comments

Looking for feedback on pRFP and Information Sharing

At the VRM+CRM workshop last month, we (the Kantara ISWG) released two papers for comment. One on the Personal Request For Proposal (pRFP) Engagement Model and the other the Information Sharing Report. The first is a look at a the … Continue reading

Posted in Information Sharing, Personal Data Store, ProjectVRM, Shared Information, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Asymmetry by Choice

Perhaps the most powerful form of asymmetric information is missing from JP Rangaswami’s post addressing whether the web is making us dumber. I agree with the core point of JP’s article, but I think he oversimplifies the argument on asymmetry … Continue reading

Posted in Information Sharing, Personal Data Store, ProjectVRM, Shared Information, User Driven Services, Vendor Relationship Management | 4 Comments