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OpenID, the open decentralized user centric digital identity platform is getting big awfully fast. A few days after AOL announced its support for the system, Digg, the San Francisco-based social news website is looking to jump on the bandwagon, and start supporting OpenID. While OpenID got […]

OpenID, the open decentralized user centric digital identity platform is getting big awfully fast. A few days after AOL announced its support for the system, Digg, the San Francisco-based social news website is looking to jump on the bandwagon, and start supporting OpenID.

While OpenID got a big boost from AOL, the identity system has benefited from early support by small Web 2.0 start-ups. Six Apart, Technorati, Magnolia

Kevin Rose, co-founder of Digg, is about to make this announcement at The Future of Apps conference sometime later today and will be giving out more details. The support is likely to be in place later this year, Rose said. We did not talk long enough to fill in the gaps but will update the story in a few hours. Those pesky intercontinental roaming charges are not good for a long telephone interview.

  1. At last.

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  2. better late than never!

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  3. open id is a lot of hype and a little substance.

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  4. good, openID is a great service

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  5. It is a great service, albeit an outrageously insecure one.

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  6. So this is a different way to login to sites like Digg (whenever they commence support), TypePad blogs (SixApart), your Technorati account, etc., by using a URL that you are personally affiliated with/own. Right? A lot of blogs currently require or ask for this when you register to post Comments, so that when people click on your name they are redirected to your own URL. Is that what we’re talking about here? I find it pretty handy, personally.

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  7. It is certainly gaining traction. Great to see.

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  8. Hey Om, perhaps if you had some decent coverage from London you might have had the detail we had on Vecosys tonight about the Digg announcement:

    http://www.vecosys.com/2007/02/20/breaking-news-digg-will-support-open-id/

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  9. 63 million is a lot of people. That’s about how many people AOL brought to the OpenID table.

    Hey Om, how bout adding OpenID support to your network of sites. You run wordpress right? http://sourceforge.net/projects/wpopenid

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  10. I hope they won’t turn out to be just another OpenId provider.

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