Posts Tagged 'web2.0'

Is there any social something?

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Data portability between social networks

Data portability aims to have an open standard which allows the user to have one profile across all the social networks like Facebook, WordPress, MySpace, del.icio.us and all the others. Dataportability.org: “As users, our identity, photos, videos and other forms of personal data should be discoverable by, and shared between our chosen (and trusted) tools or vendors.” Dataportability supports APML (Attention Profiling Mark-up Language), a mark-up language which compresses all our “attention data”, quasi our meta data, into one file.

From the marketers point of view, I am not quite sure about the idea of data portability because I think the big players like Facebook have huge communities and most of all the profile details of all the users. Therefore, I do not think that they want to share these details with other communities. However, it could be a new way to even better detect customer’s needs and thus customize services.

Check out this cool video about data portability:

Facebook apps

Facebook has a vast amount of applications in store… but the vast majority is useless in my opinion. But the fact that all the application come from third parties is impressing and aligns completely with the idea of Web 2.0. Nevertheless, you already have a mess on your “dashboard” (when you logged in) if you have more than 20 active friends. However, with the announcement of Google’s OpenSocial more applications will come and most of all it will be easier for developers to create applications for various social sites such as Facebook, Ning, Hi5 and more by working with one single API.

socioapps With the rapidly growing number of social apps you better keep track of SocioApps, a London based web development team working on social application mainly for Facebook but also develops for other communities by using OpenSocial.

I am now going to remove the “Which Friends Character Are You?” because I do not think that I have the character of Monica 🙂


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