I continue on my road trip and landed in I landed in NY last night. I went to a really noisy blogging evening and left. Dick was there talking to Mary (that is his hand).
He is here presenting SXORE that debuted at Web 2.0. I think this is a great step in the right direction to save the blogosphere from spam. We need more tools like it. The little bit of the demo that I saw at web2.0 showed a great design and a lot of thought into the user interface. I am really glad that Dick and Sxip are part of the identity conversation because figuring out the UI in this new emerging set of identity offerings will be critical to success.
I have seen the possibility of a tool like this for a while because my sense it that right now companies are very hesitant to let someone else handle authentication to their primary ‘login’ (the login that a blogger uses to blog on their blog). But they are willing for the sake of the social value it brings and the easy of moving around the blogosphere let a decentralized network handle ‘secondary’ login to comment. I hope that others join the party in this space with tools and that there is an openness to let users choose which form of identifier they want to use.