[OpenID] Teenagers do not need OpenID

Chris Messina chris.messina at gmail.com
Fri Jan 26 22:23:04 UTC 2007

Ok. But isn't that impossible to prevent? I mean, that's like banning
gossip -- surely that's not a realistic objective to pursue?

Don't get me wrong -- I understand the point you're making; I don't
have a clear vision, however, of how to achieve it, besides living
under a rock.

As it is, credit card companies, banks, companies generally and the
government have more information about me than I or my friends do. I'd
frankly rather that people who I know and trust know more about me
than those entities, but I won't pretend to speak for anyone else in
making that assertion.


On 1/26/07, Dave Kearns <dkearns at gmail.com> wrote:
> From: Chris Messina
> >
> > If you were to offer to those same teens the ability to unite their
> > WII and Playstation friends, they might think differently. Or, in
> > limited application (importing only a few friends at a time) this
> > functionality might actually be useful.
> >
> This is exactly what I was complaining about earlier, Chris. This is a
> 'self-centric,' rather than 'user-centric' view of identity data. Suppose
> that the WII friends and the PS3 friends don't want to be united? What gives
> this person the right to aggregate identity data? I, for one, don't want
> anyone spreading my name/contact data around at THEIR whim.
> -dave
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