Openness is not that open

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Why’d You Have To Go And Make Things So Complicated?

When Data Portability was first announced, it sounded like it would solve what had become one of the biggest problems in the social networking space: a seemingly endless array of new services, each of which required you to setup and maintain your own profile, friend’s list, photo albums, etc. With the support of just about every key player in the industry, Data Portability offered the promise of “being able to access [your] friends and media across all the applications, social networking sites and widgets that implement the design into their systems …” Problem solved, right?

Not quite.