Category Archives: Personal Cloud

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

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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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