In relation to the data management is was wondering if it might be interesting to start implementing something like “groups”.
In our day to day life we have a lot of data as well that we share withouth explicit consent such as our name, work, hobbies, health issues etc. If we go to our doctor both parties understand the context of this visit and the doctor won’t share this data with parties that go beyond the shared understanding of this context, say an advertiser. But I do need to trust my doctor in sharing my medical information in case of an emergency.
Having fine grained control over your data is great but my observation so far is that the large majority of people simply doesn’t want to be bothered by such settings. Therefore it would be great if we could create a shared understanding of applications and in which context they belong and therefore if they could get acces to certain data.
If you want to keep sharing to a minimal you turn this off, and if you want maximum ease of use you use the common understanding of the network.
See this as a slider that moves from completely closed down to more flexible contexts. (you could always alter the permissions for one specific app of course)