Twitter needs to be commoditized.
Tags: Web Technology
Twitter needs to be commoditized. What do I mean by that? I mean that the Twitter message streams need to interoperate with all my other message streams. Twitter is just a bunch of logical message streams from different people. I don’t really care if my messages are coming via twitter or RSS or IM. Why? I’ll tell you.
OpenID starting to take off (finally)
I found this on del.icio.us/popular: A video showing how to use OpenID to get a portable login that you can use with many different web sites. One password, controlled from one spot. And you can get your free login identity from multiple different web sites offering the OpenID service. Check it out. Back to your holiday entertainment….
I’m using a blogging client (BlogJet) to write this. Hopefully it will work. Supposedly it has a nifty feature where it can figure out what music is playing on your computer and automatically include that information in your blog. But I’m not listening to music, I’m watching a movie (The Island). Keep your fingers crossed, here I go.
I don't get all the keysigning hubub.
I’ve been reading about keysigning parties today, and trying to study about OpenPGP (which uses a so-called “web of trust” and S/MIME (which uses “certificate authorities“). S/MIME is simpler to use and it’s top-down. You get an official company to vouch that your cryptographic key (your certificate actually) really belongs to someone with your name and email address. With OpenPGP, it’s other OpenPGP users who vouch for you. Keysigning parties are where you get together in person with other PGP users and sign each other’s certificates.
Credentials and Identity (part 2)
First I will apologize to Bob, for being vague about which postings I was responding to. I’ll take more specific pot-shots next time. 😉 Next, I will thank him for taking the time to give me such a thorough response to my last blog posting. I appreciate the prodding to put more thought into this stuff. Thanks Bob!