[OpenID] [oauth] Replacing email verification with RSS 'push' feeds and OAuth

Dave Kearns dkearns at gmail.com
Wed Apr 8 06:01:38 UTC 2009

a big +1


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> From: general-bounces at openid.net [mailto:general-bounces at openid.net]On
> Behalf Of SitG Admin
> Sent: Tuesday, April 07, 2009 10:52 PM
> To: Allen Tom
> Cc: general at openid.net
> Subject: Re: [OpenID] [oauth] Replacing email verification with RSS
> 'push' feeds and OAuth
> >On a related note, social networking sites want users to connect 
> >with each other, and the best way for a user to find someone that 
> >they know is to search based on email addresses.
> Which doesn't mean that the user wants people to be *able* to find 
> them just because those people have learned their E-mail address. It 
> would be nicer of those social networking sites to answer "Okay, if 
> anyone with that E-mail address signs up, they will receive a 
> notification that you were looking for them." and then let *those* 
> users decide if, or whether, to verify that the search found any user 
> on that social network with that E-mail address.
> >This is why all decently sized social networking sites ask to import 
> >your address book from your mail provider to help you find your 
> >friends in your address book who are also using the site.
> Thus *also* giving the social networking sites names (often full 
> names) to go with those E-mail addresses. Between this and viruses 
> that target a a user's E-mail client, I'm really not in favor of 
> using address books ;)
> -Shade
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