Articles by Steve Ganz
Thanks to Nate and everyone else on the YUI team for giving us the tools that help us spend more time focusing on developing the user experience and less time writing code.
Data portability is on a lot of people’s minds right now. You don’t need to be an A-list blogger trying to export your massive friend list to know that your address book is your own, nor to recognize that toting around your network can be cumbersome. You shouldn’t have to reinvent yourself — and rediscover your colleagues — over and over again.
At LinkedIn, we’ve always believed that users should own and control their data. And we’ve walked the walk by offering one-click export of your connections to .csv and .vcf since 2004; using microformats since 2006 to mark up your contacts with XFN + hCard and service provider recommendations with hReview; and in early 2007 we released the first major hResume implementation. It’s not just open formats either. Last year we started building APIs and a developer platform which will soon include support for OpenSocial applications.