It was a big day when Facebook, Plaxo, and Google joined the Data Portability workgroup in the immediate aftermath of “Scoblegate.” Stories are circulating today that Microsoft is joining, too. This bodes well for the movement. Let’s all hope these companies, all rivals, can come to agreeement on ways to let users take their data and content with them, all over the social web!
Fortunately, this fits into a broader trend, like the growing embrace of OpenID, including most recently by Yahoo!
Here’s an interview I did with Joseph Smarr of Plaxo: