While Amazon is trying to figure out whether or not to be OpenSocial, we welcome them to ClosedPrivate.
Archive for November 2007
Every startup needs a t-shirt. We’ve got them here at ClosedPrivate. We can’t show you a picture of them, but I’ll give you a hint – they are black on black. They are $29.95 each. If you want one, please leave a comment below with your name, address, credit card #, and social security number. […]
Yes, API has been proclaimed the king of the social web. But do you need it? Of course not! Consider how APIs work. You spend time luring users to your site. You create a hot site to make them create account. You make it really hot so that they bring their friends. You sit there […]
One of the guiding principles of ClosedPrivate is secrecy. No matter what, we won’t let you have access to your data, or anyone elses. We promise. We’ve spent many minutes figuring out the best approaches to this and when we actually roll out the spec (in private, of course) we’ll make sure we don’t do […]
Kevin Marks from Google is up on stage discussing OpenSocial and walking us through a presentation. He did a nice job defending himself from the hecklers in the crowd, especially the clueless VC ones. He just said “privacy concerns” which reminds me that under the parameters of ClosedPrivate I need to stop talking about his […]
The ClosedPrivate Initiative got nice coverage in GigaOM today. While we appreciate the virtual ink, we still aren’t letting Om Malik join the initiative until he begs. We might, however, let Anne Zelanka join if she continues to write nice things about us.
TechCrunch is reporting that OpenSocial was hacked again yesterday. We challenge the OpenSocial hacker to give it his best hacking ClosedPrivate, especially since we’re not sure what exactly he’d hack. I guess he could hack WordPress.com, the ClosedPrivate brother to the OpenSocialness of WordPress.org.