I’ve seen a lot of blog press lately about this new fangled thing called OpenID. An old acquaintance of mine, Scott Kveton, has been passionate about OpenID and is heading up a company called JanRain who is are the forefront of the OpenID movement.
What the heck is OpenID?
Well basically it’s a way to sign on to multiple sites using ONE login/password. In my case – my url is my login. It’s kind of like Passport
which Microsoft was trying to push a long time ago – one login for the web.
Why should I care?
Well how many accounts do you have on the web?
Me, I have hundreds. One on yahoo, one on google, one on every other stinkin site that requires registration. OpenID allows you to use your web address as a login/password combination and the information is kept at one location. Anyone with a domain name
or blog can register and get started with OpenID
Techcraver isn’t the only site that supports OpenID – zooomr.com, jyte.com, and soon yahoo.com will support it. Microsoft just made an announcement that they’re going to make an effort to support it. So OpenID is about to become a very big deal.
So use your OpenID if you want when you leave a comment on
I urge all wordpress bloggers look into supporting OpenID on their blogs – if we don’t start using it, how can we expect others to get on the bandwagon?