So how did I get here? this concept of mutual ownership of data. To be honest I did not get there from the perspective of the individual. I got here because I wanted to figure out how to create a mesh of social nets so that I could have multiple personas.
The big piece is getting groups that control the Social nets to share the data. I had to create something so that competitive groups would share data. That is when I realized
business 2 business
org 2 org
business 2 client
and org 2 patron and even person to person
were all the same issue. Setting up a TRUST relationship and keeping that balanced. To do that mutual ownership must be acknowledged then maybe we can begin to negotiate what might be an equivalent relationship to create that trust.
Trusting without recourse… isn’t very smart in business though as people we do it naturally (and I think it is why we are losing our data left and right and suffering the advertising overload consequences.) good fences make good neighborhoods. good contracts make good business partners just by SETTING EXPECTATIONS.
I honestly believe that a mesh of Federating Social Nets cannot exist without this mutual ownership of data. How else do we get Businesses and organization to share data?
Mike Neuenschwander wrote an awesome blog post about the equivalence issue – and explains it better than I in business terminology.
He calls it the law of relational symmetry. I should state here too that one of my top five movies is “Brazil.” Also Princess Bride, Dune (6hr version NOT TV), Willie Wonka and the Chocolate Factory, and The Fifth Element. But that did not bias me to his article
Sometimes I am upset that we do not learn to barter in this country. I think this aspect of figuring out the relational symmetry of ownership of data would be more intuitive if we realized – Data is money therefore negiogate cash for its release!