I am a big fan of data portability. OpenID, RSS, REST, XML, OpenXML, OPML, RDF etc! It’s all about interoperability. Connect, Control, Remix, Mashup and Share. The possibilities are endless. Only sky is the limit here. Treat the Internet as a platform to from which you can read data and to which you can write data. The Read Write Web! The Web as a platform! Wow! Sounds interesting? Want to know more?
Chris Saad, the co-founder and chairperson of the DataPortability project, talks all about data portability, his vision, the project, what it means to the business, the consumers and the developers in this insightful article.
A couple of excerpts..
“We started with a web of documents and moved on to a web of people. We now see the emergence of a web of data”
“In the first few months of 2008, fuelled by a combination of timing, high-profile bellwether incidents and a series of endorsements of the DataPortability project from key vendors such as Google, Facebook and Microsoft, the concept of data portability reached a critical mass in the early adopter and developer communities. Some of the news even leaked into mainstream publications such as Fortune, the Financial Times and The Washington Post”
Read the complete article here: http://www.netmag.co.uk/zine/discover/the-data-web
What does data portability mean to you? How do you think it can impact our way of creating and consuming information that happens today?