[thelist] [OT] OpenID

Jim Puls jim at nondifferentiable.com
Tue Mar 24 18:52:11 CDT 2009

On Mar 24, 2009, at 1:29 PM, Lee Kowalkowski wrote:

> This is a major usability obstacle until OpenID becomes a household  
> name (Twitter is beginning to emerge as a household name in the UK,  
> thanks to celebrity exposure, but it's not quite there yet, like  
> Google or YouTube).
> The likelihood of already being authenticated with your OpenID
> provider is not that great, except from a home/regular computer with
> "keep me signed in" cookies.  But with the stackoverflow example, you
> can keep yourself signed into stackoverflow with a cookie anyway,
> bypassing the OpenID process entirely (thankfully).
> Google only recently added support for OpenID, which will be better
> for me at least, once I've changed my linked accounts.

Not to try to move the discussion elsewhere, but I've written a few  
more words on the subject:


-> jp

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