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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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