Read Write Web today tells me:
The DataPortability Workgroup announced this morning that representatives from both Google and Facebook are joining its ranks. The group is working on a variety of projects to foster an era of Data Portability - where users can take their data from the websites they use to reuse elsewhere and where vendors can leverage safe cross-site data exchange for a whole new level of innovation. Good bye customer lock-in, hello to new privacy challenges. If things go right, today could be a very important day in the history of the internet.
If this really works, and people really can move their data from place to place, it will be an amazing gift to every person with ... well, personal data!
It would be everything I've been asking for.
I want this to happen. I really do.
I am skeptical, of course. So many half implementations. So many thinly veiled non-attempts. This should take some time.
It's popcorn time! Let's sit back and watch the show.