[LINK] RFC: 'Consumer-Oriented Social Media'

Roger Clarke Roger.Clarke at xamax.com.au
Wed Feb 12 14:25:49 AEDT 2014

As always, constructively negative feedback gratefully received!

          The Prospects for Consumer-Oriented Social Media

The term 'social media' refers to a cluster of applications and 
online services that support human interaction and content 
broadcasting and sharing. Current services are isolated islands or 
'walled gardens', and are based on a business model that is highly 
exploitative of individuals and their data. An alternative, 
consumer-oriented approach is feasible, involving open architecture, 
inter-operability and portability features, fair terms and 
privacy-sensitivity. Key impediments to the emergence of such 
services are identified, and means of overcoming the impediments are 

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Visiting Professor in the Faculty of Law            University of N.S.W.
Visiting Professor in Computer Science    Australian National University

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