The is a stupid idea brought in by Joseph Smarr, Marc Canter, Robert Scoble, and Michael Arrington
September 05 2007 3580 Views
Joseph Smarr, Marc Canter, Robert Scoble, and Michael Arrington are authors of A Bill of Rights for Users of the Social Web. A very stupid idea, but who will implement this? Websites run by them? Has Netscape implemented it yet?

Every individual user was the below

* Ownership of their own personal information, including:
o their own profile data
o the list of people they are connected to
o the activity stream of content they create;
* Control of whether and how such personal information is shared with others; and
* Freedom to grant persistent access to their personal information to trusted external sites.

Seriously speaking which big corporate is going to adopt this, lets start off with Google, they save searches made by individuals, that there is a privacy breach. Every big corporate have their own privacy statements, if you agree to it you can use their website, else there is just another one like theirs, use that, or better hire your set of programmers and create one like theirs.

Only if the above is true will the below follow

Sites supporting these rights shall:

* Allow their users to syndicate their own profile data, their friends list, and the data thatís shared with them via the service, using a persistent URL or API token and open data formats;
* Allow their users to syndicate their own stream of activity outside the site;
* Allow their users to link from their profile pages to external identifiers in a public way; and
* Allow their users to discover who else they know is also on their site, using the same external identifiers made available for lookup within the service.

This in turn is going to be something like OpenID, where nobody wants but everybody wants. How many sites have actually implemented it. Its a nice idea, but I would not want one login to be used for every other site, it is like having one username and password for every website.

This is a stupid idea.