Data portability seems to be the buzzword of the moment. We’ve already heard that Facebook and MySpace will let users take their profile data to other sites. But if you’re a Google-head, you will probably be excited to learn that the Big G has been tipped to announce something similar, called Friend Connect. Tech Crunch has speculated that Friend Connect will be “APIs for Open Social participants to pull profile information from social networks into third party websites.”
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