Category Archives: Social Web

The Data Sharing Summit: Problems and Solutions

Certain events scream out for live blogging. The Data Sharing Summit is one of them. So these are my notes from first half of Day 1. (Then why are they being posted at midnight, you ask? Because there was too … Continue reading

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The Value of Vacation Mind

No, I haven’t fallen off the face of the earth. But this has been a summer of big transitions — big enough that it will take several posts to cover it all. Yet on this, my first day “back to … Continue reading

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The Golden Spike Meeting of Higgins and XDI

May 3, 2006, mid-afternoon. The second Internet Identity Workshop had just wrapped up. It was so thick with sessions and discussions that Paul Trevithick, Andy Dale, and I just kept passing each other in the halls saying, “We need to … Continue reading

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VRM: VROOOM!

Many of us in Internet identity like to joke about how we all work for Doc Searls, since he’s the one who initiated the Identity Gang and the whole current movement towards user-centric identity. But we may all seriously end … Continue reading

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I-Names Get Real

I should have suspected this — we finally get to the biggest inflection point in the evolution of i-names and I’m too busy to blog about it. Oh well, that’s life. In less than two hours we finally flip the … Continue reading

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I-Brokers: the ISPs of Identity

Phil Windley just posted a good assessment of what is becoming one of the key topics in the growth of interoperable Internet identity infrastructure — i-brokers and their business models. Phil makes the point: There will be hundreds of identity … Continue reading

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Higgins vs. InfoCard is bunk

Objectivity of the press? If you read this CNET article you’d think the Higgins project from Social Physics and Parity is a competitor to Microsoft’s InfoCard architecture. Nothing could be further from the truth. In fact the two have been … Continue reading

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More on Identity Rights Agreements

Paul Madsen makes another very good point about identity rights agreements (hmm, the acronym is going to end up “IRA”): This work would be really interesting & valuable. Identity agreements and their identifiers could be common across particular identity systems … Continue reading

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Identity Rights Agreements

The term “identity rights agreements” was coined by Phil Windley, Doc Searls, and friends in a discussion about identity after OSCON last summer. The full story is in a blog post with that title by Phil. At the Internet Identity … Continue reading

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Great essay on the impact of the net

Every so often you read a blog post that’s so good you just have to blog about it right away. Here’s one from Grant McCracken titled: “Internet 2.0: The Economic, Social and Cultural Consequences of the New Internet.” It’s not … Continue reading

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XRIs and Privacy: Anonymous Single Sign On

Radovan Semančík recently wrote about the privacy concerns with global unique identifiers in his blog post called Global Troubles. He points out that the same issues arises whether those global unique identifiers are URLs (OpenID, LID, and now SXIP) or … Continue reading

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Virtual Rights Institute

Jaco Aizenman, an XDI.ORG trustee, has helped found the Virtual Rights Institute (VRI). As he writes me: VRI is inviting everyone that wants a metasystem become a reality in a way that the individual is empowered. “Everyone” includes people from … 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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Another Call to Action

Kim Cameron published a great synopsis of a WSJ summary of a recent Gartner Group study that shows quantitatively how much the explosing of phishing, pharming, and spamming is affecting everyday user behaviour. In short, the problem of steadily degrading … Continue reading

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Constitutional Amendment Recognizing Digital Identity

I just received the following in email from Jaco Aizenman, XDI.ORG trustee: On May 9, ten Costa Rican Congresswomen/men presented a Constitutional amendment to add a new human right to the Bill of Rights (derechos fundamentales): the right of having … Continue reading

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Mike Phillips on Digital Citizenship

Mike Phillips, Chairman of Frank Russell Company and one of the most progressive thinkers I know about the convergence of digital identity and the real world of commerce and government, had this to say about the Laws and the Corollaries: … Continue reading

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The Personal XDI Server

Is the killer app for the Dataweb the XDI watch?? Continue reading

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Kim's the real thing

Eric Norlin posted a great piece about Kim Cameron as the news started to come out about InfoCards (an MS codename) this week. Kim himself explains how the story started coming out without anyone ever checking with him. I just … Continue reading

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Chris Allen & Life with Alacrity

I met Chris Allen two years ago at PlaNetwork and for the first time got the full story on how TLS (the successor to SSL) came into being. Chris is the man responsible, and after that modest accomplishment, he’s now … Continue reading

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