DataPortability – Connect, Control, Share, Remix from Smashcut Media on Vimeo.
Written, designed and edited by Michael Pick, smashcut-media.com
Music – “Bongo Avenger” – Eric & Ryan Kilkenny: CC Attrib. Non Commercial
Hands photo: Scol22 – Stock.xchng
Additional images: istockphoto
Animated Flourishes: Andrew Kramer
So I was impressed with the production value of the video but felt it needed more snap. Chris asked what I meant by “snap?” But I think you will know what I mean and agree, it certainly needs more snappyness. Not that I'm slagging it off, actually its really good and well worth sending around to people who don't know or understand the whole data portability movement.
I've also finally put in a Xtech 2008 proposal for Data Portability at long last. Here is my short description.
Data portability is in a way one of the greatest freedoms users and developers can have. Portability of data underpins the web of data, apis and the ability to move data to other services, platforms and devices. It is silo busting and is deeply weaved into the debate over social platforms, identity and mobile data. In this talk, I will explore the problems, solutions and gamut of policy decisions