Is Account Portability Web 3.0?

Google Friend Connect

Today Google has launched “Friend Connect,” described as a tool to make any website “social.” The entire concept removes the “garden walls,” which lock a user’s account into one particular website. Imagine having only one account for the internet. You log into Facebook with the same username as you would with iLike, a social music website. Instantly you can share music with your friends on facebook because the two sites are connected through Google’s Friend Connect. Your friends are not just on Facebook — they’re on the internet.

Account portability sounds amazing. Now anyone, with the right technological background, can start a website and

Matt

Matt is the cofounder and CTO of Sidestep – a company that lets you pre-order concert merch and skip the line. He's a serial entrepreneur who worked at Apple, Rockadoo and Cofactor software.

San Francisco, CA
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