Friday, December 03, 2010

How OpenID Lost to Facebook Connect in the Battle for Your Online Identity - Technology Review

In the meantime, the number of products and services that leverage Facebook and/or Twitter as identity/authentication mechanisms continues to grow

For anyone who thinks about identity on the web, or merely pines for the day when it won't be such a mess of usernames, passwords, and security vulnerabilities, his full post is well worth reading, but here's the gist:

OpenID is far too complicated a solution for a problem that most users simply don't have. Most users don't care about security, and that's why they let their browsers save usernames and passwords, re-use passwords across sites, refuse to log in in the first place, avoid sites that request logins, and perform a host of other behaviors that make geeks cringe.

How OpenID Lost to Facebook Connect in the Battle for Your Online Identity - Technology Review

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