Category Archives: Personal Data Service

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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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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Revision: "Personal Data Service" AND "Personal Data Store" Go Together

On the Project VRM telecon today, we had an excellent discussion regarding “PDS” terms and my blog post last Sunday (Out with “Personal Data Store”, In with “Personal Data Service”). Iain Henderson of Mydex made the point that the key … Continue reading

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Taking Off Another Hat

After piling on too many hats on for the longest time, I’m now peeling some off. First I took off the Open Identity Exchange (OIX) Executive Director hat in August, and now I’m stepping down as Information Card Foundation (ICF) … Continue reading

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Out with "Personal Data Store", In with "Personal Data Service"

UPDATE: Please also see the revision to this post that harmonizes the terms “personal data store” and “personal data service”. I’ve been blogging about “personal data stores” for two years now, but as of last Thursday I’m done with it. … Continue reading

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