Great job! It will take a while until some companies realise that, since there is no fences, there is no need to escape, just stay.While they build "digital prisons", the customers will have the natural impuse to find a one way out...CheersMario
This is one of the reasons I love Google. Keep innovating!
Bravi, bravi! This is exactly the sort of strong statement that would lead me to feel safer hosting my data at Google (and I do, more and more).
We at the The Technology Liberation Front heartily agree with our Data Liberation Front comrades that users should be fully empowered to switch from one service to another online. This kind of competition is clearly the best protection for consumers in the Digital Age. Making switching easy should assuage not just antitrust concerns, but also concerns about how much privacy or security each web service offers to its users, no matter how big its market share: If you don't like what a service offers, just take your data and leave! Who needs the government micro-managing the Internet when users have that kind of control?Viva la (Technology) Revolution!
Awesome work breaking down the barriers guys.ps: SPLITTERS!!!
genius, I think a world where I can make choices on arguments o personal likes and dislikes rather than practical pressures it's a better world.... Thanks for letting people choose weather to stay with you or to move, that shows you care about users
This is a great move, and definitely continues a great Google tradition of openness. When can we expect data liberation to come to AdWords, specifically by changing the API Terms so that AdWords data can be automatically ported to Yahoo & MSN?
God, I'd LOVE to see batch-IMPORT for Google Docs. The current apps for the mac suck - it's impossible to upload more than 1 file at a time, you can't upload PDFs, many other problems. I know a dozen people who would switch to google docs tomorrow if they could upload the many dozens (or hundreds) of docs in their documents folder all at once.
Thanks guys. This is a great idea, and one that significantly empowers the users of Google services. I like the cloud, but I also like having a hip flask.
Very cool to see Google promoting this. Supporting data portability will go a long way in convincing privacy nuts like myself to continue using Google products.
What about Google Analytics, still can't import any data into there and getting it out is a pain - specifically trying to use the API to display the data on your own site (it's rather difficult to do). This should be cleaned up and addressed.
wow, great idea guys! this is why i choose google for all his servicies :)
Great point - open web open standard Its Google.
its ideas like data liberation, which google propogates, thats truly makes us believe Google does no evil.
wow!!!!!!!nice idea!!!!Hats off guys.....always innovating...but i need to know one thing will u keep all the datas secretly na....no chance of hacking na....:)
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