SpringPad is shutting down. I tested this life logging / note app a couple of year ago. It was good, quite easy to use, but not complete enough to compete with my premium Evernote.
While shutting down, SpringPad is being really fair play (and it’s not that easy when you manage a company closing down and your dreams going down the gutter). They are playing it fair in the sense that they warn you (not a in Zeo way) that they are closing, they give you various choice to export your data (including direct to Evernote export) and send you reminder about the deadlines to get your data back. Great job, guys.
Below, a few elements received from them if you need to get your data back.
Message from Springpad
We recently notified you that Springpad will be shutting down. During this transition, we are committed to helping you save a copy of your Springpad data so that you can have it for the future. Please visithttps://springpad.com/savemystuff before June 25th to export your data.
Thank you to our loyal users – We hope that you have enjoyed using Springpad as much as we enjoyed building it for you!
We understand that this transition may be difficult for many of you and we will try to help as much as possible. If you have questions or need help, please visit the Springpad Shutdown FAQ
Invited as speakers in the “Who Owns My Data” session in Dubai in 2012, I had the opportunity to share (… and scare) with my vision of the digital immortality. I also met and discovered MIT professors John Clippinger, founder and Executive Director, Idcubed, that made understand how we may control and monetize our flows of data.
As we I am already preparing possible participation in Doha 2014 after my successful panel and meet the experts session in Bangkok last November, I wanted to go back on that session in Dubai which was greatly quoted. You can view a great report here, and view the session in full simple with a easy free login with your mail.
ITU Telecom World has always been an important miles stones in my life, both as a doer and thinker.
Following last year kind invite, I accepted to participate to this year event and speak in a few conf and panels.
A very hot topic and interesting would be : “How can World Citizens Ensure their Privacy in a Digital World?” at
We will be covering questions like-
– What should citizens do and what are their rights?-
– What should be the role of Government and Business?-
– How should we ensure this in laws and international standards?
Any inputs you reader would like to provide ? Feel free to post a comment and chat with me on Twitter.
I had a lot of pleasures of following Frederico Zannier project to sell its own data. He sucessfully closed this week end a first round of 2 733 USD of people that will pay to get part or whole of his data.
On making money with data, Frederico has this great quote
” In 2012, advertising revenue in the United States was around $30 billion. That same year, I made exactly $0 from my own data. But what if I tracked everything myself? Could I at least make a couple bucks back?”
This is just the start of citizens starting to take control of their own data. Get ready !