TheUserIsThePlatformExamples (ThoughtStorms)

2012 : Apple's WWDC announcement

Apr 2010 : Will Facebook win it?

Dec 2008 : Google and FaceBook (and other YASNS) trying to get this :

BillGates 2006 : Everything we do now, we have to be user-centric, not device-centric,

DiasporaYASN, FriendOfAFriend and PeopleAggregator are trying to build a free, decentralized alternative.

Depths of history

This is the endgame for Microsoft's .NET & Hailstorm (or whatever name).

Currently Microsoft calls it ".NET Passport" (.NET .NET.) is the framework for programmers.

Digital IDs too. In fact all SocialSoftware may be another way of saying the user is the platform.

JeremyZawodny thinks Google (OnGoogle) needs Orkut to collect user data. In other words Orkut is their Hailstorm strategy. : (See (See also MicrosoftVsGoogle)