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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 is anything but simple. The details of what happens with the information we share is […]

User Driven Services: 5. Service Endpoint Portability

User Driven Services: 5. Service Endpoint Portability

5. Service Endpoint Portability People can painlessly switch between User Driven Service providers. High switching costs create a barrier to choice and freedom; we should be able to move our services seamlessly from one provider to another without unnecessary interruptions, hassle, or frustration. Transitions between service providers should occur without significant downtime or loss of […]

User Driven Services: 4. Data Portability

User Driven Services: 4. Data Portability

4. Data Portability User Driven Services let people take their data wherever they go. To exercise choice, we need to be able to move our stuff when we leave, taking it from one provider to another. Users must have the ability to easily move data into and out of the system, on their own terms. […]

Kynetx takes on Structured Browsing

Doc Searls recently brought my attention to a White Paper by Phil Windley, about his company, Kynetx. It does a good job explaining the thinking behind their architecture, and raises some questions that, for me, challenge some underlying assumptions and business choices. Problem Domain The distributed nature of the web is a big part of […]

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