Friday, May 9, 2008
I'm so all over data portability
Sometimes you just luck into being right. That's what happened to me anyway, in declaring data portability across social nets somewhat inevitable in my Social Media Insider column on Wednesday. On Thursday, MySpace announced an opt-in program in which its members can share their profiles across Yahoo, Photobucket, Twitter and eBay. Truthfully, I don't spend much time thinking about such things, but when I think of all of the social networks I've been asked to join since I started doing the column, the craziness of it all bashed me over the head--and from a sheer time-saving vantage point, if my social nets are taking up too much of my time with profile updating than I'm less likely to spend quality time with them.