Category Archives: Social Web

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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Connect.Me: One Month In

Trust is a very delicate matter — especially online, where most if not all of the cues (location, appearance, diction, body language) we use to make trust decisions in the physical world are absent. To make matters worse, the rampant … 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

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

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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The Social Network

The book was frankly a “tech soap opera” as one industry friend put it, so when I saw that the Tomatometer for The Social Network was 97%, my jaw was on the floor. After I saw the movie the first … 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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Kaliya's Vision and Principles for a Personal Data Ecosystem

The irony is that the two hosts of IIW — and two of the people I work most closely with in the industry — both decided on the heels of the IIW East that just took place last Thursday and … Continue reading

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Doc on the Data Bubble and how VRM Will Pop It

I’m biased but I think this post is one of Doc Searl’s best about VRM and what’s going to compel it forwards. It’s about the July 31 Wall Street Journal article about behavioral tracking on the net. He’s been preaching … Continue reading

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Portability Policies and Personal Data Stores

My primary involvement as a member of the board of the Data Portability Project has been input about XDI as an open standard for portable data. But I’ve always been very enthusiastic about DP’s work on Portability Policies. The DP … Continue reading

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Joe Andrieu Cuts the Gordian Data Ownership Knot

Joe Andrieu has a wonderful way of cutting the Gordian knot on complex socio-technical topics, with clear prose, compelling arguments, and clever illustrations that explain why you should look at something decidedly differently. Now he wields that knife on the … Continue reading

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The Age of Privacy is Over?

According to Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg, yes. See the video with your own eyes and read the ReadWriteWeb analysis of the interview he did with TechCrunch’s Michael Arrington. Is the age of privacy really over, or does Mark Zuckerberg just … Continue reading

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Personal Data Stores – The Time is Coming

This entire fall has been intense with work, thus the paucity of posts here. The holidays brings a welcome respite and a chance to catch up with a few key mental threads. One of them is the growing awareness of … Continue reading

Posted in Data Portability, Dataweb, Personal Data Store, R-Cards, Relationship cards, Social Web, VRM, XDI | 4 Comments

The Permissioned Web: Open Does Not Mean Public Domain

At the Glue Conference this week I’m enjoying a great set of speakers lined up by Eric Norlin on the topic of how everything in the networked universe gets glued together using Web 2.0 tools and beyond. (The talk Mitch … Continue reading

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Eve Finds Another Intersection

I’m going to start referring to her as the Venn Queen. Eve Maler has done another Venn diagram, this time to show the relationship of whole areas of the “user-centric” sphere of activities. Going into Digital ID World next week, … Continue reading

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Relationship Cards (R-Cards)

So much for the naive thought that I’ have time at the Burton Catalyst conference last week to finally blog about two subjects near and dear to my heart that I knew would be covered at the conference. It backfired … Continue reading

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The Information Card Foundation: Helping Scale Mount Identity

YAF? (“Yet Another Foundation?”) Some in the identity community have had that reaction to the announcement of the Information Card Foundation (ICF) today at the start of the Burton Catalyst conference in San Diego. As one of two members of … Continue reading

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Securing Very Important Data: Your Own

Denise Caruso published a wonderful article in Sunday’s New York Times on a subject very close to my heart: how to best go about protecting personal identity, profile, and preference data as new technologies like OpenID, Higgins, and XDI make … Continue reading

Posted in General, Identity Rights Agreements, Limited Liability Persona, Privacy, Social Web, XDI

Social Web User's Bill of Rights

Last week I mentioned the Social Web User’s Bill of Rights that was drafted for the Data Sharing Summit last Friday and Saturday. When it was first posted, it included the phrase, “ownership”, as in “user’s should own their personal … Continue reading

Posted in General, Identity Commons, Identity Rights Agreements, Privacy, Social Web, XDI