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Opening Up The Social Graph

By - September 20, 2007

You may recall in August I noted that David Recordan was going to Six Apart, and Brad Fitzpatrick was leaving to join Google. They promised to do some cool work on the concept of the social graph, popularized recently by Mark Zuckerberg at Facebook. Today David posted some news about work he’s done:

Your lists of friends and connections on the social websites that you use, sometimes called your social graph, belongs to you. No one company should own who you know and how you know them. OpenID, which was born at Six Apart less than two years ago, was successful by embracing a similar philosophy: no one company should own everyone’s online identity. An open social graph is just as important as an open identity.

* You should own your social graph

* Privacy must be done right by placing control in your hands

* It is good to be able to find out what is already public about you on the Internet

* Everyone has many social graphs, and they shouldn’t always be connected

* Open technologies are the best way to solve these problems

More on this soon…

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  1. Your lists of friends and connections on the social websites that you use, sometimes called your social graph, belongs to you. No one company should own who you know and how you know them. OpenID, which was born at Six Apart less than two years ago, was successful by embracing a similar philosophy: no one company should own everyone’s online identity.

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