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.
In this case it's Google trying to undermine Facebook.
And I don't think it's going to work.
What would be exciting and uplifting, a real game-changer -- Internet companies giving users full control of their data.
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.
1996: "How much happier we would be if instead of crippling each other with fear, we competed to empower each others' creativity."