After publishing an invitation to Facebook to join the DataPortability Working Group January 4, we never thought that Facebook would accept it. Today changes everything you’ve ever thought about social-networking data and lock-in before, because today Facebook, Google and Plaxo have joined the DataPortability Workgroup.


Joining the cavalcade of companies jumping on the open data bandwagon, LinkedIn has now joined Facebook, Google, Plaxo (announcement here) in joining the DataPortability Work Group.

LinkedIn has worked hard to become open since announcing their own open platform in June 2007 in response to Facebook, then becoming an initial OpenSocial launch partner in October 2007.

Update: Web developers from Flickr, SixApart, and Twitter have also joined.

Some folks at work asked me what I thought of The short version is that it reminds me of AttentionTrust, long on intention and short on implementation.

Principles are nice but working code is even better. 

Now playing: Aerosmith - Eat the Rich


Friday, January 11, 2008 4:58:56 AM (GMT Standard Time, UTC+00:00)
Time to contribute some code then hey :)
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