Monthly Archives: August 2005

Opinity & Reputation

Bill Washburn, a friend since he became involved with XDI.ORG in late 2000, has joined Opinity and is a primary driver of their new blog. If you haven’t seen Opinity, check them out – to the best of my knowledge … Continue reading

Posted in Blogging, General, Reputation

Keeping Up with Owen

Owen Davis, co-founder and president of Identity Commons, has switched his blog from http://blog.whatbox.biz to the new Identity Commons community blog at http://news.idcommons.net. But the bigger news is that: this is one of the first i-name enabled blogs, i.e., it … Continue reading

Posted in Blogging, General, Identity Commons, Practical I-Names

Clay Shirky & Open Tagging

A conversation with Stowe Boyd reminded my of Clay Shirky’s recent piece called “Ontology is Overrated — Categories, Links, and Tags“. I can’t recommend this highly enough to anyone interested in open tagging. Clay makes a great case why the … Continue reading

Posted in Blogging, General, Other Links, XRI

Adoption Hurdle for Open Tagging

Stowe Boyd makes a good point about the key adoption hurdle for open tagging: However, the assertion that we can start merrily open tagging (tra la) with XRIs fails one critical test: I would like to have taggregators like Technorati … Continue reading

Posted in Blogging, General, Other Links, XRI

GoingOn Network

Whew! You go away for a few weeks and its amazing how much happens. I just got caught up with Marc Canter’s GoingOn Network announcement and the fact that he’ll be using XRI/XDI (along with SXIP, OpenID, and Microsoft’s proposed … Continue reading

Posted in General, Identity Commons, Social Web, XDI, XRI

URNs, XRIs, and Open Tagging

In response to my post yesterday on using XRIs for “open tagging”, Darren Chamberlain had this comment: I wonder why simply using urn: URIs is not sufficient to identify a tag. From your example, the Thai tag could be: <a … Continue reading

Posted in Blogging, General, Other Links, XRI

Mea culpa – Gabe was there first!

In my previous post I summarized a way to use XRIs for “open tagging” of blog entries and other content due to numerous pings from other bloggers about this subject — only to find out that my XRI TC co-chair … Continue reading

Posted in Blogging, General, Other Links, XRI

Open Tagging

I just added a new category called “Open Tagging” because I’ve been having so many discussions with XRI-savvy bloggers (starting with Kaliya Hamlin and Mary Hodder) about how XRIs might be a solution for an open, distributed way of tagging … Continue reading

Posted in Blogging, General, Other Links, XRI

Internet Identity Workshop

Just back from the longest vacation of my modern working life, and just in time for good news: Phil Windley has announced an Internet Identity Workshop organized by himself, Doc Searls, Kaliya Hamlin, and myself. It grew out of the … Continue reading

Posted in Blogging, General, Identity Commons, XDI, XRI