Open is as Open does

“They’re acting in their economic interests — there’s nothing evil about it,” he says. “But people who think that it’s some kind of move towards being open are just naive.”

via Why We Need an Open “Like” Standard.

While I initially cringe at the idea of my personality being aggregated via a service like Open Graph.  I am more concerned that one company will have control over it, and that they may be able to lock it in to whichever partners Facebook deems appropriate.

I’m not a Facebook hater, in fact it has on occasion been a tremendous timesink for me, but for all the arguments provided in the net neutrality debate, why are there not the same arguments for opening up my social graph.

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