What Data Portability Means for Business

There has been a ton of discussion surrounding data portability in light of Facebook’s decision to bow out of Google Friend Connect and go it alone with their own service. Mike Arrington accurately argues that data portability is the new walled garden. The current race for social networks is to open up their platforms so that they become the “centralized me”; a central control panel that enables me to distribute my information to other places on the web.