They are talking about us over there but … we can’t see what they are saying. I know because they linked out to me.
Archives for October 2006
I was just send this link to a post and its 6 updates that describe the fate of uncovering an cable company astroturf blog. The guy who founded the astroturf blog used his real name originally and then changed it. It was relatively easy for the sleuth to figure it out who was really behind the blog by googling the first names on the post.
Reading this story I am not surprised the cable companies or powerful corporate interests want to end net neutrality because when people are free to speak there minds they uncover the truth and speak it.
I went to Cal today (for those of you not in the know that is the University of California at Berkeley – the first school in the UC system so it is “California”). It was homecoming weekend but I really went because there was a Men’s Water Polo Game – vs Stanford. I played water polo at Cal and really love the game so it was great to go back to the pool and watch a great game.
Because of all the homecoming stuff the Alumni Association was out in force and I signed up for a lifetime membership (while I still can get the reduced rate for recent graduates). I still remember my first week at Cal as a freshman feeling like I had just joined this tribe and would belong in some way for life. My experience of Cal and feeling a part of “the tribe” is truly part of my identity. Having said that I don’t think that a university degree of any kind is the be all and end all. I know for me my university experience was wonderful and the right thing. I also don’t privilege degree holding people over those without degrees as a sort of ‘life policy’.
This is going to be a fun week. I was up at Iovation the last week of September. They invited Placial and JanRain over to talk Identity at the end of my day with them. They are integrating OpenID into one of the products they are showing at DreamForce. This inspired me to go and check out the show. I applied for a Press Pass and got one (I guess the dig bloggers)…the best part of this whole story was that on the application I listed my Title: Super Hero and Company: Identity Woman.
Dick Hardt is also talking there on Monday in the IT Executive Track. This is the description of the talk:
Identity 2.0 and Salesforce
When thinking of identity and salesforce.com, several things come to mind: users logging into salesforce.com; the customer data stored in the application; and customers logging into the self service portal. Learn how all three of these are related with the emerging Internet Identity Infrastructure known as Identity 2.0, as well as what salesforce.com customers are doing today in identity management.
On Wednesday I will be Talking at Office 2.0 on a panel about open standards. I had the dubious honor of being the original ‘only woman’ speaking (out of 54) until the women bloggers had a little uproar about that. Now there are 7 on the program.
Thursday I am heading up to Seattle to meet with Cordance and other Seattle business. I will be there all weekend and returning on Tuesday the 17th. I am open to coalescing a dinner in Seattle if there is demand. E-mail me to let me know.
Leafar pinged me this we to point me over to his map of the Virtual Identity 0.2 = Personal Universe = my (omega)
It is a neat little graph with two axes Private <–> Public and Main Activities <–> Entertainment.
In the Private Main Activities is Real Virtual Life ‘What I virtually do’.
Moving across the top there is Personal “who I like.”
In Public Main Activities is Hobbies ‘What I deeply share.”
Moving down there is Knowledge “what I know.”
In Public Entertainment is Professional “What I really do.” (mm…not sure about this designation)
Moving across to the other corner is Reputation “Who I know.”
In Entertainment Public is Show “What I quickly share.”
Moving up that side is Tastes What I like.
we are back at the first corner In the Private Main Activities is Real Virtual Life ‘What I virtually do’.
In the middle is I Am “what I say”
The interesting thing about the tiles is they have many different internet services on them. It actually makes a great case for SSO and profile sharing because there are all these tools and services that I might use in a shared context but that currently don’t support a way for me to move information around at all.
Could have called it Identity 2.0 but I am rather binary and we’re on the way, still nesting our identities.
He encloses a song I groove to regularly with the quote ‘breath and believe’
It’s been two years since we start thinking about U.[lik] and we are know ready to be part of the identity puzzle. With our main extra feature : recommendation with affinity; so it will not be just popularity rulin’ but attention.