[OpenID] Teenagers do not need OpenID
danda at videntity.org
Mon Jan 29 20:52:23 UTC 2007
On Saturday 27 January 2007 13:52, Scott Kveton wrote:
> Let's say you have a list of friends on network A ... That list is made up
> of their OpenID's. If you go over to network B and it supports OpenID, you
> could import those friends very easily. The concern that Dave and others
> have stated is about permission from your contacts to move that data from
> network A to network B. Based on how users are using the Internet today, I
> think this would be an extremely handy function to have.
> I'm with Dick on this one. I'd prefer to make technologies that help make
> users lives easier.
I guess I'm with Dick on this one too. I've just added mostly automatic foaf
and hcard import to Videntity. Read about it here:
Note that is for publically available files only.
Regarding getting permission from contacts, I think that's a bit silly. In
real life, I can *claim* to know anyone I like, even a famous person. But
unless that person also claims to know me, its just that, a claim. From a
technical standpoint, it's also tricky. Most foaf files with foaf:knows do
not even export contact data for the remote end of the relationship.
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