Bill of Rights for participants on the social Web

Continuing on the theme of today is social networking day here’s a Bill of Rights for Users of the Social Web.

Marc Canter and Joseph Smarr (Joseph is the head tech guy at social networking company Plaxo and Marc is the founder of social networking company Broadband Mechanics) deserves most of the credit for making this happen. He first shared it with me this weekend and I immediately signed on.

The real problem? Most people just don’t care about this. I know I haven’t in the past. Do you?

Here’s the key parts:

1. Ownership of our own personal information.
2. Control of whether and how such personal information is used.
3. Freedom to grant persistent access to our personal info.

Here’s Joseph’s post on the Bill of Rights.

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