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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 data with service providers. Facebook Connect users can give third-party web sites like Digg, Amazon, […]

Ephemera and Permanence — Tweets for Life

Respectfully, Doc, I think you underestimate the value of the permatweet. I’m still haunted by hearing that users get a maximum number Twitter postings (tweets) before the old ones scroll off. If true, it means Twitter is a whiteboard, made to be erased after awhile. The fact that few know what the deal is, exactly, also […]

Facebook democratizing TOS? Sort of.

Facebook democratizing TOS? Sort of.

Over the last few months I’ve spent a lot of time talking within the VRM community about the need for a Standard Agreement covering the use of user-provided information in online services. Something that could eventually replace the confusing, complicated, overwhelmingly ignored, and legally questionable Terms of Service (TOS) at so many websites. The idea […]

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