Time to Revisit “A Bill of Rights for Users of the Social Web”

With all this Facebook stuff, it is time to have a look at a Bill of Rights for the Social Web that was devised by folks who I trust a little bit more than Zuckerberg/Facebook.

A Bill of Rights for Users of the Social Web « Open Social Web

Interestingly enough – Joseph Smarr is one of the authors. While I raised issues with his premise at the OpenID UX confab – which Facebook hosted – I think Smarr and the other authors have a clear articulation of what people should demand. So give it a read, and fight for your rights. If Facebook won’t provide them, then it is time to start looking for someone else who will.

And, if you think it would be too difficult to migrate from Facebook to another platform – then you are starting to see the Lock-In issue that folks like Marc Canter have been talking about all this time. Open is the new black.

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