Interesting posts this week (March 1-9th 2008):
- Your Email Password: A True Horror Story About Why We Need Authentication Standards – Marshall Kirkpatrick
Unsuspicious users got their login credentials harvested, seems to be a perfect fit for OAuth to solve.
- The future of social networks: Social networks will be like air – Charlene Li
In the future, social networks will be everywhere, characterized by 1) Universal identities (OpenID, email), 2) A single social graph, 3) Distributed social activities (social shopping), 4) Influential people having a high marketing value (personal CPM, PageRank of people). BigCos (MSFT, GOOG), will dominate 1) and 2).
- Microsoft hits multiple Internet home runs – Robert Scoble
Robert is excited about Microsoft's internet strategy presented at Mix08: Standards compliant IE8, passing the Acid2 browser test. Though not yet Acid3. A cloud storage service (SSDS) based on SQL server was also presented at Mix.
- WordPress: The Social Network – Erick Schonfeld
BuddyPress, a suite of WordPress plugins that make a social network platform of a multi-user WordPress installation, becomes an official WordPress project.
- 6 Ways to Filter Your RSS Feeds – Josh Catone
A list of some useful services, more in the comments.
- Innovation comes cheap, says Google engineer Kevin Marks – Caroline McCarthy
In an interview Kevin Marks talks about OpenSocial, why open source and open standards are a good thing, how MySpace allows applications on both home (private) and profile (public) user pages, and how privacy concerns make interoperability between social networks a hard problem.
- Yahoo’s MyBlogLog Adds An Activity Stream Feature – Michael Arrington
And Mike says that the best activity stream aggregator is FriendFeed.