Gnomedex: Canter's People Aggregator

Summary:Marc Canter of Broadband Mechanics is rolling out his company's People Aggregator at Gnomedex tomorrow. People Aggregator is described on its Web site as follows: At the center of all great Live Web software will be one’s digital identity.

Marc Canter of Broadband Mechanics is rolling out his company's People Aggregator at Gnomedex tomorrow. People Aggregator is described on its Web site as follows:

At the center of all great Live Web software will be one’s digital identity.  Each end-user will control who has access to their personal data, who can use it and how.  Each end-user needs to be able to move their data to other systems – whether it be their personal  profile record, list of friends, groups, their photos, MP3s, links, bookmarks or events.

We’ve designed the PeopleAggregator to lay the groundwork of a foundation platform – we call an Identity Hub.  We plan on supporting on major open ID systems to create federated authentication layer.  We then plan on layering on top of that platform import/export capabilities and then layer on top of that – a set of common actions which will interconnect social networks and personal publishing systems – together.

The idea is that your data doesn't have to be locked into a particular site or social network, such as MySpace. In the video Marc further explains his concept of a social network Web service. More about People Aggregator on TechCrunch, including good comments, and my podcast with Marc from last month.

Topics: Software Development

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