Social Web and portability of Identity and Social Context – Chris Messina video
A very nice presentation given by Chris Messina on October 1 2009 in Tampere, Finland. I have fond memories of Tampere having spent a summer working in Finland in 1986.
Here’s the video:
And here’s a link to the presentation slides.
Messina’s presentation is about the importance of Identity and it’s related “social context” on the Social Web. He discusses a number of Social Media sights that disappeared, where the members of these newly-defunct sites were unable to extract their social context (or social residue as Messina calls it) from these sites. Particularly important is the scenarios where members of an online community were unable to extract the social networks they had developed at these sites.
It’s Messina’s view that while the mid-to-late 2000’s saw the Browser Wars – specifically between Windows Explorer and Firefox – as a key platform battle, the emerging Platform battle is the Identity Platform War. And the leading contenders at this stage are FacebookConnect and OpenID.
A nice presentation overall.