[OpenID] Facebook wildfire spreading of OpenID

Andrew Arnott andrewarnott at gmail.com
Tue Apr 14 03:54:38 UTC 2009


Peter, my parents' responses inline.

> What is openid’s core value, for a parent?
>
> Here is a few of the spins I’ve heard over the last 2 years:
>
> 1                     Urls are so magical that your openid URL means you
> don’t need multiple passwords
>
What?

>  2                     Addresses commenting spam
>
What?

>  3                     Brings PGP’s web of trust to life, though linkup
> with ebay-reputation systems
>
Huh?

>  4                     Easy signup to new accounts
>
Oh!  Cool.

>  5                     Get portability of identity, like with your phone
> number
>
Umm... phone number I know.  But what's portable identity?

> 6                     Addresses privacy policies  through explicit consent
>
um... privacy is good.
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