Category Archives: Personal Cloud

T.Rob and I Have Another Vulcan Mind Meld and This Time I Didn’t Even Know It

So if you like that wild Vulcan mind-meld stuff (that Zachary Quinto now does as well as Leonard Nimoy did—both are stellar in the latest Star Trek), you’ll love this. Yesterday on my new Respect Network blog I did a post … Continue reading

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The Second Personal Cloud Meetup

[UPDATE: See the detailed writeup on this meetup (including highlights from all 7 talks) posted to the Respect Network website.] The first Personal Cloud Meetup in San Francisco last month was so successful that the second one is upon us already. Hosted by … Continue reading

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The Real Killer App for Personal Clouds

I’ve been working for several years now on building infrastructure for personal clouds (that’s the entire goal of the Respect Network based on the Respect Trust Framework). I’ve helped design, discuss, and debate dozens of powerful new apps for personal clouds (see several that were … Continue reading

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Trillions – The Video

(Update 2013-02-12: I’m halfway through the book now and it’s only getting better.) Setting a new precedent here – blogging about a book even before I’ve finished reading the first chapter. But I’m reading Trillions at the recommendation of several … Continue reading

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KRL and XDI: Digital Chocolate and Peanut Butter

I’ve been working with Phil Windley on key issues in digital identity and trust networks for a long time now, and particularly closely in the past year since Kynetx became one of the first Founding Partners of the Respect Network. But rarely have I … Continue reading

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The Difference Between a Personal Cloud and a Personal Data Vault

In August I did a short post sharing an insight about what cleanly distinguishes a personal cloud from what the VRM (Vendor Relationship Management) community has long called a personal data store or PDS. A few years ago it appeared the popular … Continue reading

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Filiberto Selvas on Personal Clouds

Following on the heels of Jeff Kramer’s vision for personal clouds, Filiberto Selvas, author of the SocialCRM blog, shares his view of the potential of personal clouds. Filiberto was introduced to me by Respect Network advisor Chris Carfi, so unlike Jeff, Filiberto and … Continue reading

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Jeff Kramer on Personal Clouds

You know a meme’s time has come when it starts appearing independently across multiple points in the industry. Such is the case with personal clouds. Just last week, while attending a Respect Network planning meeting at Kynetx in Utah, Jeff Kramer published a … Continue reading

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Markus Sabadello’s XDI Personal Cloud Demo

I sure wish I had more time to blog, but with about 110% of my time is going into building the Respect Network these days, most of my posts are on the Respect Network and Connect.Me blogs. But if you’ve been using this blog … Continue reading

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The Difference Between a Personal Cloud and a Personal Data Store

I’ve written  about personal clouds and personal data stores (PDS – also called personal data vaults or lockers) for several years now, but in a conversation with Craig Burton last week the distinction between the two snapped into sharp focus. See this illustration: In short, … Continue reading

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Social, Local, Mobile, Personal

“The gleam has come off the word ‘social’,” said Internet analyst Ben Schachter in today’s NYTimes article about the recent slide in the stock prices of Facebook, Zynga, and Groupon. “The ground is now shifting underneath these companies feet at a … Continue reading

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Jennifer Cobb on the Promise of Personal Clouds

On my last post, I said one of my five key takeaways from the last IIW was that “personal clouds have arrived”. One of the IIW attendees I quoted in that post was Jennifer Cobb of Spruce Advisors. She’s now … Continue reading

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My Five Key Takeaways from the Best IIW Yet

I’ve done very few blog posts this year due to the speed at which I’ve been running with Connect.Me and Respect Network (more about that at the end of this post). But three weeks after it ended, I’m doing a … Continue reading

Posted in Connect.Me, Identity Commons, Open Identity Exchange, OpenID, Personal Cloud, Personal Data Ecosystem, Social Web, XDI, Respect Trust Framework | 2 Comments

This is What a Hole in Your Digital Life Looks Like

10:15PM Tuesday March 27, San Francisco, across the street from Alexander’s Restaurant at 4th & Brennan. I slipped into the driver’s seat of my rental car after dinner with Phil Windley and Doc Searls, took one look in the rear view mirror, and … Continue reading

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The Keys to the Keys

Craig Burton has penned another crystalline piece called How to Spot an Unnecessary Identity Fail (after his previous piece, How to Divine the Bovine, this is starting to sound like a field guide to identisaurus). His key point: we’ve had … Continue reading

Posted in Blogging, I-Cards, Information cards, Personal Cloud, Personal Data Ecosystem | 3 Comments

Connect.Me

The Incredible Internet Irony Machine strikes again. The stealth startup that’s been my singular focus since stepping down as Executive Director of Open Identity Exchange and the Information Card Foundation last fall, called Respect Network, took one tiny peek above … Continue reading

Posted in Connect.Me, Data Portability, Dataweb, Identity Rights Agreements, Open Identity Exchange, Personal Cloud, Personal Data Ecosystem, Personal Data Server, Personal Data Service, Personal Data Store, Privacy, Reputation, Social CRM, Social Web, VRM | 16 Comments

Doc Tallies the State of VRM

I recently posted on how VRM is moving from theory to practice, but if you want a sense of just how many signs there are, check out Doc Searl’s post on The State of the VRooM. (And that’s not even … Continue reading

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The Personal Cloud, Take 3: Thomas Vander Wal's Personal InfoCloud

When I first heard the term “personal cloud” from Mark Plakias at C3, I knew it sounded vaguely familiar, but it wasn’t until I started this series of blog posts that Kaliya Hamlin (Identitywoman) reminded me that Thomas Vander Wal … Continue reading

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The Personal Cloud, Take 2

There’s been a wonderful discussion of “personal cloud” on the VRM mailing list this week. So far feedback is running about 80% positive on the term. But if there’s one point on which everyone has consensus, it’s that our collective … Continue reading

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The Personal Cloud

The hallmark of a rapidly growing new space is new terminology. Craig Burton goes so far as to posit that the growth of the space will be constrained until it has a lexicon that successfully incorporates its key concepts. All … Continue reading

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