Tuesday, August 7, 2007

Walled Gardens

Walled Gardens, Freedata, Vendor Lock-in are become increasingly common terms in the social networking dictionary What do they all mean? This post covers this topic very nicely. Some points to ponder
  • Is your stand alone data interesting or is the cloud interesting?
  • Is your network big enough to be able to make meaningful inferences?
  • Will this inference be useful to you and your network only?
Clearly social networking poses a whole slew of interesting challenges. What initially did not seem to be a computer science problem is slowly turning out to be as deep rooted in computing as coal is to newcastle.

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