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Online Contacts?

Fri, 07/28/2006 - 12:24 -- rprice

Ok, so my life is now online. All my email addresses have a webmail interface, even though I prefer to check them on my Thunderbird or Apple Mail. My bookmarks are exclusively on, my calendar is exclusively on 30boxes (because I heard they have a MySpace widget, and I doubt Google does), but what about my contacts? Which third party will bring my address book into the 24th1/2th century?

For some reason, the vCard export on Thunderbird is not turned on or something. I have read that it exists, and could be leveraged through an API of some kind, but I guess CSV works? What is LDIF? I know what it means, but why not use the danged industry standard? Where is the magic XML standard to tie calendars and contacts together? The XSPF of people? Leo Laporte and Amber MacArthur just did an Inside the Net about calendar swamps.

Show me the magic.


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