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How Identity Can Enable A People-Centered Internet

Understanding Identity through Function This is the second of a regular column on Identity for the People Centered Internet. In the first column, I introduced the idea of Functional Identity as a way for ordinary people to discuss identity, with … Continue reading

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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

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Kindle files to my iPad (Gutenberg eBooks)

How do you get a book at Project Gutenberg into your iPad Kindle app? It’s easy. Go to Gutenberg on your iPad and download the “Kindle” .mobi file.  It’ll automatically open in the Kindle app. Yay. Don’t worry about instructions … Continue reading

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Personal Data Stores, Exchanges, and Applications

Words matter. In the last few years, we in the VRM community have been using term “personal data store” as cornerstone concept.  We all understood we were talking about the same thing: a VRM approach for allowing people to use … Continue reading

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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

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Steve Blank at the Pescadrome in Santa Barbara April 14, 2010

Steve Blank, Silicon Valley serial entrepreneur and author of Four Steps to the Epiphany, will be presenting at the Fishbon Event Lab, Wednesday April 14 in Santa Barbara. The Event Lab starts at 7ish with a potluck barbecue, followed by … Continue reading

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Digital cleansing

Several folks (Matt Cutts and John Meyer, among others) have called for a break from our social networking, online everything world. Sure. It’s about time. I sated myself long ago on the digital high of social networking, whether you call it … Continue reading

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A fresh breath

This last year (2009) was the most challenging ever for me, both personally and professionally. Good times, tough problems, people that transformed my heart, and ideas that changed my perspective. It wasn’t always easy, but each challenge had its own … Continue reading

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Amazing social media customer support from Zemanta

Unedited, here’s a twitter exchange with the gents at Zemanta, triggered when I used Twhirl to shout out for customer support. I had no idea if they were listening, but I thought they might be. And since they just crashed … Continue reading

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Social Graph is Plural

“Social Graph” is not just a singular noun. “The Social Graph” is a popular misnomer that has plagued the social networking portability conversation ever since Brad Fitzpatrick catalyzed the blogosphere with a vision about the Global Social Graph. But in … Continue reading

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