Web Cubed: The final step in the transition from ‘them’ to ‘us’

I’ve been thinking about the issues Scoble has been running into. Indeed, all of us are just as vulnerable as he points out.

The information being added to Facebook, MySpace, etc. is our information. We, collectively, should have a say in who can see it and who can use it. We need to find a way to reroute around the people and companies who are trying to control our information.

This seems kind of similar to the Writers Strike. They are putting in a lot of effort (us), the studios are making a lot of money because of that effort (Facebook, etc.), and the writers just want their piece of the action (we want our information)

Decentralization is the name of the game. You try to control us and we will re-route around you. This could be the great theme of Web 3.0/Web Cubed.

We need to stand up and show these companies that we are sick and tired of them making all the money and not being completely open. We should have a grand ‘Facebook Cancellation Day’, maybe even this coming Monday. We would definitely be giving Facebook something ‘sharp’

We have routers for taking care of traffic, DNS servers for resolving names, HTTP for serving pages, RSS for publishing content, and a whole bunch of different silos for storing our most precious information. Something has got to change.

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Have you been Facebooked?

Just like ‘Google’ has become a verb it is time for Facebook.

Facebooked – verb

  • the act of entering any amount of personal/business data and/or contacts into a company’s website without the possibility of getting the information back out.
  • looking at someone’s profile on Facebook.com (deprecated)

Example: Scoble got totally facebooked.