[LINK] RFC: 'Consumer-Oriented Social Media'
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
Roger Clarke http://www.rogerclarke.com/
Xamax Consultancy Pty Ltd 78 Sidaway St, Chapman ACT 2611 AUSTRALIA
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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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