Who controls your data?

Deadbook, the Long-term Facebook

To combat some of these ‘chilling effects’ (to put it mildly) Facebook has a procedure they call memoralization, this will limit the access to facebook pages to ‘confirmed friends’. Eventually those will pass away too and the moment when facebook’s last friend-of-a-friend passes away would be the moment the profile has finally lost value for facebook.   So presumably, that’s the moment they’ll finally remove your browsing history, and that silly photo of you passed out drunk after the party.

Dave Winer is writing extensively about this issue see, for example “The web is socialist, but it’s not a family“.

Five Non-Mainstream Databases for PHP Apps

Part 1 – http://blog.newrelic.com/2012/07/31/five-non-mainstream-databases-for-php-apps-part-1/ Part 2 – http://blog.newrelic.com/2012/08/07/five-non-mainstream-databases-for-php-apps-part-2/

Gladius DB Gladius DB is written purely in PHP, uses flat files to store its data files and is compatible with a subset of SQL92. It doesn’t need any external libraries or drives to get started, and can also be integrated with ADODB.