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I research, consult, and write about open dataproject managementnew mediastandardsgovernment transparencymobile technology, and collaboration. I’m currently working with BaleFire Global on developing open data programs and with Michael Kaplan PMP on SoftPMO project management services. Scroll down for recent “Managing Technology” posts:

Entries in Personal Data Management (8)

Monday
Sep262011

No Thanks, I Prefer Sharing WITH Friction

In Whoops, I didn’t mean for you to read this Brian Solis explains Facebook’s new “frictionless sharing” model which gives people the ability, when they install a new Facebook app that makes such sharing possible, to decide whether or not they want their app-related behaviors to be automatically added to their Facebook timeline. This then makes it possible for Facebook followers to receive automatic notifications of these behaviors and provides advertisers with invaluable data on personal behavior and preferences.

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Friday
Jul252008

Facebook Connect Raises Complex Data Portability and Data Sharing Issues

Successful system operation frequently depends on the quality of the data it contains. Social networking systems rely on the ability their members have to manage and keep up to date information about their identities. They also rely on the ability to describe and act upon data about relationships with other network members. If identity or relationship data are faulty, unstable, or inconsistent, the operation of the social network, and the performance of network based transactions related to it, will suffer.

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Tuesday
Dec112007

Are the Privacy Cyberwars Already Here?

In my daily perusal of my Megite news feed, I ran across these two articles: * Ask.com Unveils Search Privacy Tool: Users Control Their Search Data * Scheme to Destroy Your Competition with RivalMap

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Tuesday
Dec042007

What Are You Going To Do About Your Own Web Data?

One of the benefits of the Facebook Beacon affair is that it has made many more people aware of the open nature with which so much data is exchanged on the Internet and the World Wide Web.

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Tuesday
Jul032007

A Map of My Online Networking Tools: Part 1

I am experimenting with development of a graphical map of the online networking tools I use for personal and professional networking. I started this as a way to illustrate to people how different tools can be used and how their features differ.

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Saturday
Feb032007

Goodbye to My "Blogs" Folder

No, I’m not stopping my blog reading. I’m referring to the “blogs” folder that has been sitting in the upper left hand corner of my Firefox browser’s Navigation Toolbar for I don’t know how long.

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Saturday
Oct072006

Evolving Social Bookmarking Tools for the Corporate Markets

Luis Suarez recently blogged and podcasted about social bookmarking services. He highly recommends BLINKLIST, a service that I have not used. I have been using RAWSUGAR, COGENZ, and CONNECTBEAM, so I also have been forming some personal opinions about social bookmarking.

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Monday
Feb202006

NetVibes Personal Portal Tool

I've been experimenting with NetVibes, an online tool that lets you build a re-usable and bookmark-able central page where you can load a variety of services. I've added my Yahoo! Mail link (you can add a link for Google mail if you like), RSS feeds for various Web 2.0 and Yahoo! Groups I'm active in, as well as the feeds for various blogs I check regularly. Since I move around several computers during the day this tool could provide a great service, if only I could figure out a way to tie in my Eudora email that resides on my main machine and the custom Access database I use for contact tracking!

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