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A bit about Open Social

Wednesday, October 31, 2007 by Dave Winer.

Standards devised by one tech company whose main purpose is to undermine another tech company, usually don't work.  Permalink to this paragraph

In this case it's Google trying to undermine Facebook. Permalink to this paragraph

And I don't think it's going to work. Permalink to this paragraph

What would be exciting and uplifting, a real game-changer -- Internet companies giving users full control of their data.  Permalink to this paragraph

When Google makes their announcement on Thursday, the question they should be asked by everyone is -- How much of my data are you letting me control today? That's pretty much all that matters to anyone, imho. Permalink to this paragraph

1996: "How much happier we would be if instead of crippling each other with fear, we competed to empower each others' creativity." Permalink to this paragraph

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