What the Myspace Announcement Really Means

Yesterday Myspace made a massive announcement: they would embrace data portability and launch the “Data Availability” initiative. The goal of the initiative is to provide users with a single control panel where they can control what sites have access to specific data within their profile. This is something that data portability evangelists have been asking for, for the past couple years. I’ve decided to break out the pros and cons and various aspects of what it means to different groups.