Nick O’Neill has a nice writeup over at allfacebook of Charlene Li‘s talk at the Graphing Social Patterns conference down in San Diego. I really wish I had seen this talk. Charlene takes on the task of trying to predict the future of the social networking landscape.
One of her key predictions:
Profiles will “eventually evolve to universal identities,” leveraging OpenID, and the major players will be Google, Yahoo!, Microsoft, and Plaxo.
I am hoping others who were there will also blog from their notes.
Another link: Joseph Smarr’s tweet on the subject.
And now Dan Farber of CNET has covered it. Later today he’s hosting a panel on data portability and privacy, along with Plaxo’s Joseph Smarr.
UPDATE (Days Later):
Charlene has posted the general text of her address online.