“Million” Persona March on Google

Just reading more posts people are pointing at and surfacing re: google+ and erasure. I was “erased” today (from being able to use Google+ not my gmail account) but this isn’t about me, its about the Persona’s.

You know IRL (in real life) when people kill you they suffer legal consequence, here with real persona it’s open season.  Its not right.  (Just read Raef’s Declaration of the Rights of Avatars – among the many bills of rights re: online identity and privacy I have collected).

So lets organize a March on Google for the rights of people with Persona’s.

The Trouble with Trust, & the case for Accountability Frameworks for NSTIC

There are many definitions of trust, and all people have their own internal perspective on what THEY trust.

As I outline in this next section, there is a lot of meaning packed into the word “trust” and it varies on context and scale. Given that the word trust is found 97 times in the NSTIC document and that the NSTIC governing body is going to be in charge of administering “trust marks” to “trust frameworks” it is important to review its meaning.

I can get behind this statement: There is an emergent property called trust, and if NSTIC is successful, trust on the web would go up, worldwide.

However, the way the word “trust” is used within the NSTIC document, it often includes far to broad a swath of meaning.

When spoken of in every day conversation trust is most often social trust.

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Leafar’s map of Virtual Identity Universe

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.

Reputation System for Web 2.0

Jamie Lewis is giving a great talk here at his conference on User-Centrism Meets Polycentrism: Creating Identity Infrastructure for the Internet. One of the things that he mentioned was Identity Commons and my representation of that ecology here at the conference.

He also highlighted the fact that reputation systems have a role to play. I have been working as the Blogosphere Advisor to a start up working on OPEN REPUTATION SERVICES – Opinity. They have a blog too.

One of my new friends in the industry who is a Service Integrator (SI) working on massive enterprise integration projects thought that the talk likely went over the majority of the audience’s head.