Feb 5, 2012

It’s too late for Dave Winer and John Battelle to save the common web — Scobleizer
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Written by : Tom George| 0 | Technology

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The date was January 3, 2008. Facebook had kicked me off for running a script to try to save the common web. See, I worked with Plaxo to run a simple script. One that would have taken my contacts out of Facebook and put them back into the common web. The script did some very simple things: 1. It grabbed all my friends names.
2. It grabbed all their phone numbers.
3. It grabbed all their email addresses.
4. It gave me a simple CSV file with all that data so I could bring them back to Google, or Microsoft, or anywhere else I wanted to put them. Facebook’s answer was predictable. They shut me down.
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  • Here is my comment I left on Scobleizer. What do you think? Read the post and then let me know.

    I am new to the whole seen, or should I say hole scene (pun intended) but in many ways I am not. I feel your frustrations though Robert. You are successful though, and have created some wealth and success for yourself in this game of tech. Many have not been able to do that. I commented on Google Plus before reading this and am going to curate your piece here onto Internet Billboards. As the CEO and founder of this little known company I am looking a head to the future. I see something on the horizon for the open web, and it’s called collective intelligence. It is something that Google is gravitating towards, but it is under the guise of social. The thing is why should the commoners care? All their friends are on Facebook and now I see Google Plus as a place I can go to have an intelligent conversation. How many of those are taking place on Facebook? Facebook is like the cocktail party where everyone wants to hang out and be cool. The real business get’s done in the real world. In the boardroom.


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