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Tuesday, January 15, 2008

What Is Data Portability? Michael Pick Explains It In Simple Words - Video Tutorial

Data Portability? Have no idea what is it? It is the next step toward making the social web more usable and intelligent rather than a wasteland of a hundred destinations where I have to run around all day long trying to keep myself abreast.

DataPortability - Connect, Control, Share, Remix from Smashcut Media on Vimeo.

Michael Pick, Senior Tech Editor here at Master New Media, has independently released his latest video. Commissioned by the DataPortability Group, the clip explains in a very simple and straightforward fashion what Data Portability is all about.

"You login to Facebook, Gmail, Twitter, YouTube,

You login to LinkedIn, Wordpress, Ustream, Utterz, Jaiku... and that's just the morning!

Then you have to maintain your accounts...

You create a profile.

And another profile.

And another profile.

Adding your contact details, adding your friends. Adding your contact details, adding your friends.

Adding your contact details... you get the message.

Great. There goes half your life.

Now, time to add some media...

Upload your photos, your avatars, your videos, your music...

Rinse and repeat.

Again, and again and again.

Net result: network fatigue. Your data locked up, in someone else's hands.

Everything's changing. The dataportability workgroup brings together a distributed filesystem for data. Bringing existing standards together into a single blueprint, dataportability is all about creating a free flowing web totally within your control and privacy.

What does that mean to you? A free, open, remixable web where your identity, contacts, relationships, personal details and media are free to follow you wherever you go...

Join some of the biggest companies in the world in the conversation today at!"



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posted by Robin Good on Tuesday, January 15 2008, updated on Tuesday, May 5 2015

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