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Let’s Implement the Open Pile! It’ll Be Great!

You are not on the bandwagon yet? You are so behind the times! Haven't you heard that the web is now social, and user-centric, your customers are in charge, they create and remix and share and rate and activity stream and manage you, the vendor, and you still haven't implemented the Open Pile! Ehm, I…

Is Social Media Decentralization the Problem or the Solution?

Mike Arrington is complaining about fragmentation of his personal media: Everything is decentralized, and no one is working to centralize stuff. I’ve got photos on Flickr, Posterous and Facebook (and even a few on MySpace), reviews on Yelp (but movie reviews on Flixster), location on Foursquare, Loopt and Gowalla, status updates on Facebook and Twitter,…

If the Open Stack Is Mere Plumbing: The Plumbing Of What?

People don't buy plumbing, they buy a nice house that happens to include plumbing (otherwise it wouldn't be a nice house). So if OpenID and all the other members of the "Open Stack" are mere plumbing, as I have come to believe, they are the plumbing of what? What is the equivalent of the house…

The Open Stack or Mere Plumbing?

So what exactly are we all building here? OpenID? OpenID plus OAuth plus Yadis/XRD(S) plus Portable Contacts plus OpenSocial plus activity streams? That's a handful, so some have been calling it the "Open Stack". Is that what we are building? But what about RSS (and syndication in general), iCal feeds, widgets, mash-ups and so forth?…