Another Harbinger of Facebook’s Coming Demise

Youtube Facebook video parody of “we didn’t start the fire” with
“I’m Getting bored of Facebook” hit Youtube two months ago.
Now it’s snapped up approx. 4 million hits.

The SEO community moved on from Facebook to Twitter, Linkedin, and others for a long time now. Now the mass will move somewhere else as well. It could be Twitter, but it may be something newer than that.

Is it legal for one site’s user contents to migrate to another site by the press of a button? Could Facebook users simply export their photos and settings into a new, cleaner Facebook-like database?

My law textbook on Internet Commerce does not have the answer, but I am sure that this event will quickly appear on the digital legal landscape.

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Excellent Site on Information Design Patterns

Vielen Dank für den Blog-Kommentar auf Peter Morville’s Diagramm. – This was a comment I wrote to a German information architect that commented on my blog post on Peter Morville’s User Experience Honeycomb. Babelfish was useful for German translations more than others because of German’s relatively logical grammatical constructions.

The commenter’s site The Hot Streudel, is almost exclusively written in German. He commented on an amazing website on Information Design Patterns.This information came at exactly the right time. After studying maps and patterns and information science, a collective of the ways of picturing information is the most useful thing imaginable.

AboutUs.org – A Wiki Business/People/Idea Directory

A lot of user frustration is caused by unreliable information experiences. Contact and location information is often ill-placed or absent on business websites. Because of this, the user spends an unnecessary amount of time wayfinding instead of contacting the business. This leads to user frustration and business losses, not to mention time lost on the side of the user.

Enter AboutUs.org. It’s like Wikipedia/Phone Book/Search Engine/Social Networking – all in one. It provides a consistent and cheery user experience, while data mining the needed contact and location information that a user needs…quickly and quietly.

Plus, users can augment every page of the site to expand information about a business or topic, because AboutUs is a Wiki. Users can have profiles, interests and groups. They can find others based on their interests/edits. They can upload photos and stories about themselves in Wiki format.

AboutUs.org is based in Portland, too! In fact, I recently visited their location and was terribly impressed by their corporate environment. Being there gave me renewed ambitions for what Japanense futurist Mr. Masuda wrote about in his book about the future: The Information Society as Post Industrial Society.

AboutUs looks like it could be another step towards a bright future of coworking and cocreation of knowledge and ideas.