[OpenID] Teenagers do not need OpenID

Martin Atkins mart at degeneration.co.uk
Sat Jan 27 14:41:22 UTC 2007

Paul Madsen wrote:
> Hi Scott, I think you are missing Dave's concern.
> Your contacts , as a slice of your identity, are special - there are two 
> users in the relationship who will have an opinion on moving your data 
> from LinkedIn to Orkut, you and your contacts.
> In this case, simply making things easier, without ensuring there are 
> sufficient controls for both users to consent and control, is not a step 
> forward.

If you can't trust your friends to respect your wishes in this regard, 
I'd argue that you need better friends.

This is a social problem, not a technological one.

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