Netvibes joins Dataportability group:


Tariq KRIM, founder and CEO of Netvibes, has just announced that after: Google, Facebook, Plaxo, LinkedIn, Flickr, also Netvibes was joining the Dataportability working group.

We all use Google, Facebook, Flickr, or a similar kind of service and almost every day we have problems transfering or just using data from one service to the other. I can upload my contacts to Facebook but I can not download them ...

The Objectives of this working group is:
" To put all existing technologies and initiatives in context to create a reference design for end-to-end Data Portability. To promote that design to the developer, vendor and end-user community."

In other words, The group is working on a variety of projects where users could take their data from the websites they use to reuse elsewhere. On the other side, vendors could leverage safe cross-site data exchange for a whole new level of innovation.

That move is another step towards an increase integration of Social life that could lead to my "dreamed single social interface".

But remember that a working group is by no means sure to achieve its goals...

If youn are that interested you can join or just read the Google's Public Group on Data Portability.

No comments: