[OpenID] Teenagers do not need OpenID

Scott Kveton scott at janrain.com
Fri Jan 26 22:34:40 UTC 2007

+1 ... Its fascinating that someone in the identity community can be so
missing the reality of the situation.  Millions upon millions of users on
MySpace, Facebook, LinkedIn, etc share their data in little closed silos
already.  Why not help these users do it in a fashion that gives them more
control and leverages web "standards"?

On 1/26/07 2:23 PM, "Chris Messina" <chris.messina at gmail.com> wrote:

> 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.
> Chris
> 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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