Online giants team up

Big internet players such as Google and Facebook have joined forces to try to create a consistent means of identifying and managing data across various social networking platforms, ZDNet reports.

Going by the name of the DataPortability Workgroup, the alliance has the grand objective of putting “all existing technologies and initiatives in context to create a reference design for end-to-end data portability [and] to promote that design to the developer, vendor and end-user community”.

Few! All a bit confusing, but in simple terms the end result of the project should be to allow people to shift their information, pictures, videos and contacts between social networking sites and communicate more easily with people on other sites – kind of a “one world” plan for social networking.

Representatives from groups such as Yahoo!, NineMSN and Dow Jones are already participating in the project.

COMMENTS

Subscribe
Notify of
guest
0 Comments
Inline Feedbacks
View all comments
Close
SmartCompany Plus

Sign in

To connect a sign in method the email must match the one on your SmartCompany Plus account.
Or use your email
Show
Forgot your password?

Want some assistance?

Contact us on: support@smartcompany.com.au or call the hotline: +61 (03) 8623 9900.