Open Social Web

Open Social Web: A Bill of Rights for Users of the Social Web. (ht: StevenRay) Seems like common sense to me, but many of the social networks succeed because they are closed systems. I agree with data portability, but doubt many – if any – of the social networks would acquiesce with any of these demands. Companies like Facebook are social networks, yes, but we have to remember that they’re primarily in it for the marketing/advertising opportunities the data in their network presents.

IconBuffet Revamp Launched

Screenshot of new IconBuffet siteThe folks over at Firewheel Design just unveiled the new IconBuffet website. You can read more about it over on their blog, Sparkplug.

One of the cool new features of IconBuffet is the Free Delivery feature… where you can get free icons every month. The catch is, you might get Download A, and I get Download B, and a coworker gets Download C. We can send invites to our friends and allow them to snag our downloads. If you feel like sharing, my account email address is ;)

The icons Firewheel has available are really sweet. I’ve bought several sets from them in the past for use on design projects, and they deliver a high quality product. I especially like that they now offer some vector versions of the icons…