Since i posted about being a member of the Data portability WorkGroup last week, i have had interesting conversations with a bunch of people- who basically start off with a what is it all about?
So my explanation really depends on who i am talking to - here are my three categories of conversations so far:
Advocates of Existing Technologies- i talk about the technology stack that the principles of Data Portability are built on with existing open standards like OpenID, RDF, RSS, Microsoformats, APML etc.
Vendors - i talk about the adoption of standards that Data Portability simply puts in context of each other so that they are easier to understand and implement as an end-to-end data portability solution so they don't have to make any costly guesses on what to build.
Users - i talk about the ownership of one's data and the pain that we all feel when having to enter information about ourselves, our friends and our needs over and over and over again.
Well today, the last of these three the 'Users' will also get a link to this awesome video DataPortability - Connect, Control, Share, Remix that Michael Pick from Smashcut Media has put together. Awesome job Michael i look forward to more!
Please check it out and pass it on (and yes is is also useful for Advocates and Vendors!!)
DataPortability - Connect, Control, Share, Remix from Smashcut Media on Vimeo.