Category Archives: Personal Data Ecosystem

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 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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It’s This Simple: Vote for Kaliya on August 15

You may never have heard of NSTIC (the U.S. National Strategy for Trusted Identities in Cyberspace) or the personal data ecosystem (but then, you probably wouldn’t be reading this blog). But it matters not — if you care at all about the … 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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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

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Support Standard Information Sharing Labels

One more a tip o’ the hat to Phil Windley for saving me a thousand words. He’s wonderfully articulated the reasons you should support Joe Andrieu’s Kickstarter project for the Standard Information Sharing Label. Phil sums it up perfectly: Just like we have … Continue reading

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The Fundamental Flaw in SOPA and PIPPA

After all the raging debate about SOPA (Stop Online Piracy Act) and PIPA (Protect IP Act), the fundamental flaw in both is captured succinctly in this public letter to Senator Orrin Hatch from Phil Windley, Kynetx CTO and author of The … 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

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Craig Burton Divines the Bovine

There are few people I have met in my career who can distill complex topics down to their very essence. Craig Burton is one of them. His Burton Ubiquity Matrix, about which he gave a great session at the last … Continue reading

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Privacy is nuanced

I saw Joe Andrieu at the Personal Data 2.0 Workshop this past week and he just did a post about privacy that makes a very important point: “public” and “private” are not black and white. They are highly nuanced and … Continue reading

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The Connect.Me Blog

With Connect.Me finally having a public-facing beta signup process, even though we’re otherwise still in stealth, we’ve started a Connect.Me blog to start explaining what Connect.Me the company is about. The first post explains our overall focus on personal data … Continue reading

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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

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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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VRM moving from theory to practice

Just back from the Conversational Commerce Conference (C3) in San Francisco. I congratulate Dan Miller and Greg Sterling at Opus Research for pulling together a strong set of speakers on the real meat of social media (not just the buzzwords … Continue reading

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Conversational Commerce Conference Feb 2-3

With my focus on the intersection of VRM and the Personal Data Ecosystem, I’ll be at the first Conversation Commerce Conference February 2-3 in San Francisco. See you there.

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Why You Shouldn't Freak Out about NSTIC

Kaliya Hamlin (aki IdentityWoman) has posted a superbly written and documented article on Fast Company about why no one should freak out about NSTIC (the National Strategy for Trusted Identities in Cyberspace). If only all dialog about digital identity infrastructure … Continue reading

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Singular Focus in 2011

I made only one New Year’s resolution this year: to maintain the singular focus necessary to succeed with a startup. There’s no need to pontificate on that subject of focus when it comes to startups — it’s an industry cliche … Continue reading

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Personal Data Ecosystem podcasts

Kaliya Hamlin and Aldo Castañeda have posted their first six podcasts about the emerging personal data ecosystem. If you want to watch this space, it’s a great way to do it.

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