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# Thursday, 15 May 2008

I haven't done any research, so maybe it is out there.  But I had a thought the other day as I accepted yet another invite to connect from yet another social networking site from someone I have connected with numerous times. 

Wouldn't it be great if I could have one, unified set of social contacts, my social network, that I could then just share out to various social networking sites?  I mean, sure, folks would have to opt into it, someone would have to think about the privacy issues, but good grief, it seems like we need something like that...

Thursday, 15 May 2008 13:02:49 (Eastern Daylight Time, UTC-04:00)  #    Disclaimer  |  Comments [1]  | 
Friday, 16 May 2008 20:50:30 (Eastern Daylight Time, UTC-04:00)
It's definitely out there and momentum is building as we speak. Google, Microsoft, Facebook, and MySpace have all made recent moves to help out.

A large part of the community-based and cross-company work is being done at http://dataportability.org

A great place to start is to get an OpenID and use it. http://openid.net <-- you can find out what it is and how to get one.

Email me if you'd like more information about how much you can already do for social network portability.
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