During Gates Keynote he brought up the guys from myspace to talk about how they have used ASP.NET to scale well. They are also building a photo ‘gadget’ (in Apple land we call these widgets I think).that is just like 1001 for flickr. As they were leaving the stage – Marc Canter hollered out “Give us some Open APIs please”.
Salim was a big leader behind the effort and started blogging yesterday too at – You’ve Got Ismail.
Mary mentioned I-Tags open standard Drummond had just got the spec up… there for you all to see.
I had fun at BlogHer 🙂 I did my first podcast there with Halley (you can see the picture over on Marc’s site) It was about 10 min talking about identity in various forms. I wonder when Podtech will put it up?
Yahoo! who hosted the cocktail party and did demo’s of Yahoo 360. I got to talk with one of the guys from the company and he raised some issues about identity 2.0 that I had not thought about. The power to enforce the of the EULA (end user license agreement) for a company like Yahoo! is in large part tied to their right to ‘terminate’ identities when the principles behind them misbehave. It seems key to include them more of the folks working for ‘the big guys’ in our identity workshop discussions and perhaps particularly policy usability.
(I didn’t make it 🙁 because I was hanging out with the Spiritual Activists in a different part of the Bay Area looking for clients for Integrative Activism.)
I got to hang out at the WordPress partyon Sunday evening and some of the folks were nerding out on Microformats that seem like a key part of the weaving the social web.