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One theme of 2008 that has led into 2009 is the idea of social networks transforming from monolithic individual sites to peer sites that share people, content, information. …

One theme of 2008 that has led into 2009 is the idea of social networks transforming from monolithic individual sites to peer sites that share people, content, information.

Technologies such as OpenID, OAuth, OpenSocial and Portable Contacts can be combined to help create this vision, though what will it actually look like when it works?

This talk will look at the philosophical changes being led by companies like MySpace, Google, Plaxo and Six Apart, their impact on social networks like Facebook which traditionally haven't embraced this vision, and how these technologies are being used to make this vision reality.

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  • 1. Decentralized Social Networks David Recordon May 21, 2009 WebVisions Portland, OR
  • 2. http://dataportability.org/
  • 3. Open Source http://www.flickr.com/photos/jagelado/16631508/
  • 4. http://www.illustratorworld.com/artwork/2238/
  • 5. “Open Data is increasingly important as services move online.” —Tim O'Reilly (OSCON '07)
  • 6. data inside! quot;It's like flying on an iPhone!quot; http://flickr.com/photos/sathishcj/1868113345/
  • 7. My 20+ Social Networks
  • 8. Social Applications • Each with a few great features (UNIX philosophy) • Creating combined value • Building blocks for new value • No social graph of their own! http://www.slideshare.net/stoweboyd/building-social-applications
  • 9. Social Applications OpenSocial
  • 10. http://flickr.com/photos/factoryjoe/2545757754/
  • 11. “Connect”
  • 12. Viewing Virtuous Cycle of Sharing Sharing
  • 13. Anatomy of “Connect” • Profile (identity, accounts, profiles) • Relationships (followers, friends, contacts) • Content (posts, photos, videos, links) • Activity (poked, bought, shared, blogged) • Goal: Discovery of people and content
  • 14. Social Applications
  • 15. Portable Contacts About The vision for Portable Contacts has been around for a long time. Sites large and small share the goal of providing users a secure way to access their address books and friends lists without having to take their credentials or scrape their data. But only in recent weeks has it begun to feel that now is the right time to rally the community and the industry to work together to make this vision real by developing an open spec for exchange of contact info that everyone can embrace. Why now? The momentum began building for 'data portability' last year, and we are now at a point where there is strong support for the principle that users should be in control of their data and have the freedom to access it from across the web. And the major players have all recognized that they and their users are better off with secure contacts APIs (rather than having third-party services ask for users' credentials in order to scrape their data). As a result, we're seeing major Internet companies making contacts APIs available, such as Google's GData Contacts API, Yahoo's Address Book API, and Microsoft's Live Contacts API (with more to come). Not surprisingly though, each of these APIs is unique and proprietary. We believe this creates the ideal conditions for developing a common, open spec that everyone can benefit from. Just as OAuth has provided a standard to unify the various proprietary schemes for delegated authorization, we believe we can do the same thing for securely sharing address book and friends list data. Goals The goal of Portable Contacts is to make it easier for developers to give their users a secure way to access the address books and friends lists they have built up all over the web. Specifically, we seek to create: A common access pattern and contact schema that any site can provide activity strea.ms Well-specified authentication and access rules Standard libraries that can work with any site Discuss. and absolutely minimal complexity, with the lightest possible toolchain An initiative from the DiSo Project. requirements for developers. First draft specs: Activities in Atom; Activity Schema. A measure of our success will be the elimination of the quot;password anti-pattern,quot; by making it far easier to implement Portable Contacts than to engage in scraping, as well as a dramatic increase in the number of sites that both provide and consume who-you-know data. Our Approach Our design is focused around ease of adoption, which means a few things. First, our emphasis is on simplicity of design and targeted use cases. For example, version 1 is simply about access, and defers for now on the more complex issues around update and sync. Second, we're taking a modern approach to who-you- know data by unifying traditional contact info and social network data, in order to properly represent the current diversity of the social web ecosystem. Third, we're using existing standards wherever possible, including vCard, OpenSocial, XRDS- Simple, OAuth, etc. And lastly, we're designing something that should be easy for current service providers to adopt. We started by reviewing all the major existing contacts APIs and targeting the capabilities that they all share and provide. We believe this pragmatic balance is the best and quickest way to achieve our shared goal of widespread adoption. Here is the current draft spec, the wiki, and the mailing list. This project is being undertaken by Joseph Smarr, Chris Messina, and others.
  • 16. ReadWriteWeb ReadWriteTalk Enterprise Jobwire About Subscribe Contact Advertise RSS RWW Daily by Email Your email address RSS RWW Weekly Wrap-up Your email address Search ReadWriteWeb Home Products Trends Best of RWW Archives Facebook Connect vs. OpenID: Who Will Emerge Dell Business Computers Business Computer Powered By Intel® Core™ 2 Duo On Victorious? Sale Online, At Dell www.nz.dell.com Written by Marshall Kirkpatrick / December 4, 2008 12:27 PM / 29 Comments « Prior Post Next Post » How To Speed Up Your PC Get A Free Download That Speeds Up Windows XP Instantly. Your PC Will… Facebook Connect, the system the company has long discussed as quot;Facebook www.PcErrorCleaner.com on sites all around the web,quot; enters general availability today and we've got New Zealand Site one big question - should website owners use Facebook or OpenID to Features 130,000 Members. Discover Why It's So Popular! www.smilecity.co.nz authenticate and learn about their users? Will Facebook become a dominant identifier online? Will the OpenID community lose out to the company's proprietary system or will this challenge breathe Rss 2.0 RSS Readers for Individuals & Businesses. Get A Free new life into the movement for open source, standards based, federated user identity? RSS Reader. NewsGator.com/RSS_Readers Open Source vs. Proprietary technology isn't just about desktop software anymore - now it's about our identities and social connections, all around the web. We've published a mind map below displaying our understanding of the contrasts between these two identity systems. If you'd like to RWW SPONSORS add our thoughts to that map, you can. This battle isn't about quot;single sign-onquot; - it's about the payload that comes with it (friend networks, personal data, maybe more), it's about the developer communities, usability and ownership. It's very important to the future of our user experience online and it's a fascinating study in contrasts.
  • 17. Tech Gadgets Mobile Enterprise CrunchBase More About Advertise Archives Contact Jobs Subscribe: RSS Email CrunchBar Twitter Facebook Connect and OpenID Relationship Status: “It’s Complicated” by Guest Author on October 22, 2008 47 Comments Editor’s Note: This post was contributed by John McCrea, VP of marketing for Plaxo, which is at the vanguard of the data portability movement. He also blogs at The Real McCrea and does a weekly video podcast about “opening up the Social Web” together with Joseph Smarr, David Recordon, and Chris Messina at The Social Web TV. As some of you know, I am a strong advocate of an evolution from the “walled garden” model of social networking toward an open Social Web, characterized by interoperability and data portability. Along the way, I have been both a cheerleader for all of the building blocks of the new “open stack” (including OpenID, OAuth, XRDS- Simple, microformats, Portable Contacts, and OpenSocial) and one of the most vocal critics of Facebook. Over the past two years, I have never missed a chance to point out Facebook’s absence from any key event or announcement around the “open” movement. And I’ve tried many different techniques to encourage Facebook down the open path, some more controversial than others. But I had an “aha moment” on Monday of this week at a rather historic event that could only happen in Silicon Valley – a User Experience (UX) Summit for OpenID which brought together Actively Discussed Posts representatives from Google, Yahoo, MySpace, Microsoft, AOL, Plaxo, and others. The stated reason for assembling this group, most of whom are in direct competition with each other, was in SEO At the Enterprise Level--A Major reaction to recent usability studies on OpenID (one by Yahoo and one by Google), which made it Flop clear that the current implementations of OpenID are confusing to mainstream users. The unstated 70 comments reason that fifty of us packed together, shoulder-to-shoulder, was to muster a collective response Techrigy Hits 1 Billion Conversations-- to Facebook Connect. Think Google Alerts On Steroids 51 comments You see, it’s been about a month since the first implementation of Facebook Connect was spotted
  • 18. Identity 2.0 The next generation of Identity « Big Boys and OpenID • Passport vs OpenID vs Facebook Connect » Recent Stories PAGES About Dick Hardt I want my stimulus: but is it Jeff or Kevin? Privacy Issue or Feature: Unpleasant vs Pleasant Surprise Dick Hardt joins Microsoft Canada vs US: Identity and Voting Facebook Connect update Facebook Connect - fatal blow for OpenID? July 23, 2008 in Identity Tech, OpenID by Dick Search At F8 today, Facebook rolled out their Facebook Connect platform. With a small IDENTITY 2.0 BLOGGERS: amount of code, other sites can integrate the Facebook identity system into their site. The keynote reminded me of early days of Microsoft as they rallied Doc Searls developers to build on their platform by explaining how the platform can help Johannes Ernst them and being inclusive. They even seemed humble as they talked about what they have done wrong in the past and then reaching out to developers asking for Kaliya Hamlin their feedback. They even have a fund and a competition for best applications. Kim Cameron Marc Canter Facebook Connect is a powerful identity system. Using Facebook Connect, a site gets access to the user’s profile data and the users friends. For sites such as Digg Phil Windley and Movable Type that want to make users accountable for their activity, there is PAST EVENTS: an implicit reputation of the user based on the depth of the profile. It is much more difficult for a spammer to build a Facebook identity to spam these Internet Identity Workshop participatory sites. Facebook is all about real identity rather then a fake persona. Web 2.0 Conference Facebook even has rich privacy controls so that users feel in control of who sees what. POINTS OF VIEW: The promise of OpenID was to make login simple and move profile data. A Identity 2.0 talk at OSCON number of us have been looking at using OpenID to make an accountable web. Identity 2.0 talk at Web 2.0
  • 19. Joseph Smarr (Plaxo)
  • 20. ReadWriteWeb ReadWriteTalk Enterprise Jobwire About Subscribe Contact Advertise RSS RWW Daily by Email Your email address RSS RWW Weekly Wrap-up Your email address Search ReadWriteWeb Home Products Trends Best of RWW Archives MySpaceID: MySpace Sides with the Open Stack Written by Rick Turoczy / December 8, 2008 10:50 PM / 1 Comments « Prior Post Next Post » A few months ago, MySpace began to reveal details about its answer to Facebook Connect - MySpace Data Availability. At the time, we were left to guess what the offering would contain. What we did know was that - in stark contrast to the proprietary nature of Facebook Connect - MySpace had chosen to rely on the Open Stack, using OpenSocial, OAuth, and OpenID to build its service. Now, MySpace has released that functionality - renamed MySpaceID - and, in so doing, it has helped Open Standards take another step forward, as well. For added effect, MySpace has chosen to include Google Friend Connect, a service that Facebook has yet to use. The mix of MySpaceID and Google Friend Connect enables MySpaceID partners to deliver even more social functionality, without a great deal of development time. RWW SPONSORS What's more, it fires a very real shot across Facebook's bow. And continues to set the stage for the tag-team match between the more proprietary Facebook-Microsoft and the more open MySpace-Google. The initial release is both limited in scope - it allows MySpace users to connect their profile information to third party sites and find MySpace friends who use those sites - and limited in sites that support it - the launch partners are Netvibes and Vodafone. That said, MySpaceID is still a decided step forward for the open Web and data portability. Everything Old Is New Again For those of you who were around for Web 1.0, this is all probably starting to seem incredibly familiar. At that time, everyday users began exploring quot;the Internetquot; within constrained proprietary
  • 21. For Developers | Discuss | Demand | OpenID Foundation | Worldwide What Where How is OpenID? can I use it? do I get one? « PayPal joins OpenID Foundation Board as we enter 2009 Facebook joins OpenID Foundation Board with a commitment to better user experience Posted February 5th, 2009 at 11:30 pm GMT by David Recordon and Chris Messina Today we’re excited to join Facebook’s Mike Schroepfer in announcing that they have joined the OpenID Foundation’s board as a sustaining corporate member. Luke Shepard, a key member of Facebook’s Platform and Connect teams and a huge internal advocate for OpenID, has been selected as their representative and joins the current board of seven community elected board members and six sustaining corporate members: Google, IBM, Microsoft, PayPal (joined last week), VeriSign and Yahoo!. Additionally, to maintain the ratio of community and corporate board members, Joseph Smarr will be joining the board as our eighth community member. As the OpenID community entered 2009 two key topics have become the focal points on the road to mainstream adoption: user experience and security. Given the popularity and positive user experience of Facebook Connect, we look forward to Facebook working within the community to improve OpenID’s usability and reach. As a first step, Facebook will be hosting a design summit next week at their campus in Palo Alto which follows a similar summit on user experience hosted at Yahoo! last year. The summit will convene some of the top designers from Facebook, the DiSo Project, Google, JanRain, MySpace, Six Apart and Yahoo!, focusing on how existing OpenID implementations could support an experience similar to Facebook Connect. Facebook’s financial contribution along with its membership on the board signals the company’s enthusiasm to work more closely with the OpenID community, building up momentum towards their adoption of OpenID as a standard. Facebook furthering its commitment to openness couldn’t have come at a better time to make 2009 an amazing year for OpenID and the wider social web. For press contacts, please call OpenID Foundation board members David Recordon at 503.341.3009 or Chris Messina at 412.225.1051.
  • 22. Documentation Community Resources Tools News News Developer Blog Press Platform Updates Opening Up Facebook Status, Notes, Links, Share Recent News Archived Posts and Video to Facebook Platform Opening Up Facebook Status, Notes, 2009 4:54PM, Friday Feb 6th Links, and Video to Facebook Platform February (3) Published by Chris Putnam February 6, 2009 January (8) We're launching several new APIs for Facebook Platform today. These new 2008 Next Steps in Openness interfaces open up access to the content and methods for sharing through December (12) February 5, 2009 several Facebook Applications -- including Facebook Status, Notes, Links (what November (8) we used to call Posted Items), and Video -- to go along with the APIs already Postcards from January Garages October (3) available for uploading and viewing through Facebook Photos. We've seen February 2, 2009 September (6) increasing engagement with over 15 million users updating their status each August (7) day and sharing over 24 million links per month. We wanted to make sure this January Platform News July (15) content and the ability to share this content was available through our January 31, 2009 June (8) standard APIs. May (11) Try Out the New FBJS April (7) January 30, 2009 Specifically, your applications can now directly access all of a user's status, March (7) links, and notes via new methods and FQL calls. Your application will have February (9) Facebook Connect and Apple’s iPhoto access to any status, notes, or links from the active user or their friends that January (11) ’09 are currently visible to the active user. In addition, we're opening new APIs for 2007 January 29, 2009 you to post links, create notes, or upload videos for the current user, and December (5) we've made setting a user's status easier. November (5) Shalom from Facebook Developer October (10) Garage Israel! We're pretty excited to see what kinds of ideas you can come up with to help September (4) January 16, 2009 users create and share more content. For example, a travel application could August (5) make it really easy for users to create and share notes and upload photos and Changes in Facebook Platform July (2) videos from a recent trip. Users could then display that content within a Leadership June (1) profile tab for that app. Or a news website could use Facebook Connect to January 16, 2009 May (2) allow users to easily post links from the site and feature all of the most recent April (1) links that a user's friends have shared from that website. Extending FBML with Custom Tags March (3) January 13, 2009 February (3) Every user is subject to limits on the length and size of the video files they January (3) can upload, just like they are when uploading through Facebook. Use Subscribe 2006 video.getUploadLimits to determine a specific user's limits. To increase video
  • 23. The Real McCrea John McCrea on the emergence of the Social Web; follow me on Twitter @johnmccrea Subscribe to feed Home About Subscribe in a reader Facebook Launches its “Open Stream API,” Supporting the Emerging Activity Stream Spec April 27, 2009 in Uncategorized Getting the week off to a bright start, Facebook this morning unveiled a new “Open Stream API,” which gives developers off-site access to the core experience of Facebook. As TechCrunch’s Erick Schonfeld points out, this is a big deal: This is a big deal. It potentially puts Facebook side by side with Twitter in all of these desktop and mobile client applications where a lot of the real-time conversation is happening and lets it compete head-to-head with Twitter. Whichever conversation stream is more interesting will prevail. It’s also a big deal in terms of Facebook supporting open standards. Rather than develop their own proprietary Activity Stream API, Facebook embraced the emerging Activity Streams open spec: To enable developers to access the stream, we’ve built the Facebook Open Stream API to include the emerging Activity Streams standard. Over the last several months, we’ve been collaborating with the community, hosting meetups at Facebook headquarters, and speaking at industry events about Activity Streams and the open stack. We think that working alongside our peers to create an open standard for accessing and consuming streams is the future. We’ll continue to make contributions to the standards community and related technologies and are happy to be one of the first companies to implement Activity Streams at scale. This is awesome news. Props to my friends over at Facebook!
  • 24. “Now, you can feed the content you’re sharing on Facebook over to Plaxo for sharing to your friends here. In addition, you can sync your status updates between the two services (in either or both directions). And, when you share a link or post a review in Plaxo, you can also share it over to your friends on Facebook.”
  • 25. “Now, you can feed the content you’re sharing on Facebook over to Plaxo for sharing to your friends here. In addition, you can sync your status updates between the two services (in either or both directions). And, when you share a link or post a review in Plaxo, you can also share it over to your friends on Facebook.” “Starting today, we will honor Facebook friendships on Plaxo (for anyone who wants us to). That means that you can leverage the friends list you’ve built up on Facebook to help you get more connected on Plaxo – without having to manually re-friend those people, one-at-a-time.”
  • 26. Tech Gadgets Mobile Enterprise CrunchBase More About Advertise Archives Company Index Contact Jobs Subscribe: Facebook Becomes Largest OpenID Relying Party by Jason Kincaid on May 18, 2009 42 Comments OpenID is getting a big boost today as Facebook goes live with its support as a relying party for the standard. It’s a major win for OpenID, which has long had to deal with major companies only half-heartedly embracing the standard, sometimes announcing support to reap the press coverage only to let the effort languish for many months. Facebook announced its intended support of OpenID in April, and less than a month later they’ve delivered. So what changes for users? You’ll now be able to link your Facebook account with your Gmail account, along with those from other OpenID providers. This means that if you’ve logged in to Gmail to check your messages, and you pop over to Facebook, you won’t have to sign in with your Facebook username - you’ll already be logged in. New Facebook members will also be able to register with their Gmail accounts. Now, Facebook isn’t the first major company to hop on board the OpenID movement - we’ve seen announcements from Google, Microsoft, and a bevy of others. But for the most part these are only signing on as “issuing parties”, which means they’ll let you log in with their accounts on other OpenID supporting sites. But they’re not “relying parties”, which means that they won’t accept OpenID logins created through other services. In other words, Google is happy to let you use your Gmail account to log in to Facebook, but you can’t use your OpenID-enabled Microsoft ID to login to a Google service. Depending on how much Facebook promotes the new feature, it could help OpenID get broader recognition than it currently has (most people have no idea what it is, and many of us who do still find it more than a little confusing). But even if it does see wide use on Facebook, don’t expect big players like Google or Yahoo to follow suit and become relying parties any time soon.
  • 27. Who owns your data and content? Why don't the social networks and communication tools you use work well together? Tune in each week to learn about the progress being made toward opening up the Social Web. With a revolving cast of characters, we'll have some of the key technologists working on building the Social Web to explain what is going on; but this isn't a show about technology. It's about explaining what's going on in the fight to make sure you have control of your data, your content, and your privacy -- and the freedom to access your stuff from all over the Web. The Panelists quot;The Future of the Social Web in Five Erasquot; John McCrea John McCrea and Joseph Smarr welcome special guest, Forrester analyst Jeremiah Owyang, for a discussion of therealmccrea.com quot;The Five Eras of the Social Webquot;. Watch HiRes john@plaxo.com Links related to this episode: David Recordon davidrecordon.com Jeremiah Owyang's blogpost announcing the report The Future of the Social Web: In Five Eras david@sixapart.com Plaxo's blogpost announcing Status Update: Plaxo and Facebook are now in an “Open Relationship” John McCrea's blogpost with Photos from the “Birth of the Social Web” at Facebook This Evening Joseph Smarr josephsmarr.com Posted on May 12, 2009 | Permalink | TrackBack (0) joseph@plaxo.com Chris Messina factoryjoe.com chris@citizenagency.com Recent Episodes
  • 28. Portable Contacts About The vision for Portable Contacts has been around for a long time. Sites large and small share the goal of providing users a secure way to access their address books and friends lists without having to take their credentials or scrape their data. But only in recent weeks has it begun to feel that now is the right time to rally the community and the industry to work together to make this vision real by developing an open spec for exchange of contact info that everyone can embrace. Why now? The momentum began building for 'data portability' last year, and we are now at a point where there is strong support for the principle that users should be in control of their data and have the freedom to access it from across the web. And the major players have all recognized that they and their users are better off with secure contacts APIs (rather than having third-party services ask for users' credentials in order to scrape their data). As a result, we're seeing major Internet companies making contacts APIs available, such as Google's GData Contacts API, Yahoo's Address Book API, and Microsoft's Live Contacts API (with more to come). Not surprisingly though, each of these APIs is unique and proprietary. We believe this creates the ideal conditions for developing a common, open spec that everyone can benefit from. Just as OAuth has provided a standard to unify the various proprietary schemes for delegated authorization, we believe we can do the same thing for securely sharing address book and friends list data. Goals The goal of Portable Contacts is to make it easier for developers to give their users a secure way to access the address books and friends lists they have built up all over the web. Specifically, we seek to create: A common access pattern and contact schema that any site can provide activity strea.ms Well-specified authentication and access rules Standard libraries that can work with any site Discuss. and absolutely minimal complexity, with the lightest possible toolchain An initiative from the DiSo Project. requirements for developers. First draft specs: Activities in Atom; Activity Schema. A measure of our success will be the elimination of the quot;password anti-pattern,quot; by making it far easier to implement Portable Contacts than to engage in scraping, as well as a dramatic increase in the number of sites that both provide and consume who-you-know data. Our Approach Our design is focused around ease of adoption, which means a few things. First, our emphasis is on simplicity of design and targeted use cases. For example, version 1 is simply about access, and defers for now on the more complex issues around update and sync. Second, we're taking a modern approach to who-you- know data by unifying traditional contact info and social network data, in order to properly represent the current diversity of the social web ecosystem. Third, we're using existing standards wherever possible, including vCard, OpenSocial, XRDS- Simple, OAuth, etc. And lastly, we're designing something that should be easy for current service providers to adopt. We started by reviewing all the major existing contacts APIs and targeting the capabilities that they all share and provide. We believe this pragmatic balance is the best and quickest way to achieve our shared goal of widespread adoption. Here is the current draft spec, the wiki, and the mailing list. This project is being undertaken by Joseph Smarr, Chris Messina, and others.
  • 29. About DiSo Project Blog Links Open, distributed, social. Chat Find Silo free living. Blogroll Chris Messina Social networks are becoming more open, more interconnected, and more distributed. Many of us Stephen Paul Weber in the web creation world are embracing and promoting web standards - both client-side and Steve Ivy server-side. Microformats, standard APIs, and open-source software are key building blocks of Will Norris these technologies. This model can be described as having three sides: Information, Identity, and Interaction. DiSo - Distributed Diso Code DiSo (dee • soh) is an initiative to facilitate the creation of open, non-proprietary and DiSo on Flickr interoperable building blocks for the decentralized social web. DiSo on Ma.gnolia DiSo on Twitter Our first target is WordPress, bootstrapping on existing work and building out from there. DiSo Wiki So what does that mean? DiSo Project We’re building Wordpress plugins that implement or build on: Visit this group microformats like XFN, hCard, XOXO — wp-contactlist, wp-profiles Archives OpenID — wp-contactlist, wp-openid-server June 2008 OAuth May 2008 …and others December 2007 Meta Register Log in WordPress | Sandbox
  • 30. C:
  • 31. http://
  • 32. Practical
  • 33. 1) Markup existing public data.
  • 34. David Recordon Hacker. Scuba Diver. Entrepreneur. Contact Me Tuesday David Recordon David tweeted, quot;@factoryjoe agreed that quot;Connectquot; applications help reduce friction and make the social San Francisco CA 94158 web easier to use. Want to elaborate in a comment?quot; recordond@gmail.com David posted O'Reilly Radar: Anatomy of quot;Connectquot; david@sixapart.com David is attending San Francisco XMPP and Jabber Technologies Meetup at Yahoo Brickhouse David tweeted, quot;RT @factoryjoe: Latest BBC Digital Planet podcast focuses on Tweetups and OpenID (starts at 10:53) -- featuring me! ;) http://tr.im/digitalpquot; Find Me Elsewhere David posted Governments Can Be Pimp Too! LiveJournal Profile Twitter Profile Facebook Profile LinkedIn Profile Upcoming Profile Ma.gnolia Profile David posted Government perspectives on open data Digg Profile Flickr Profile Dopplr Profile FriendFeed Profile David posted New Zealand: KiwiFoo and Webstock Dopplr David tweeted, quot;It's impossible to get angry with my email when I have a giant giraffe next to every message. Thanks Gmail!quot; David tweeted, quot;Plotting a brewery tour around Wellington on Segways. #webstockquot; David is in Wellington until February David posted Monsoon Poon 21st and has planned trips to: Miami from February 22nd to 24th South Lake Tahoe from March 6th to 8th San Jose from March 9th to 12th Austin from March 13th to 17th David posted Webstock Tech Equipment David tweeted, quot;Reading my WebStock talk description and promising to never use such wankery words again.quot; Monday David posted Webstock Trading Card Game David saved My trading card as a favorite photo David saved Outside the vet as a favorite photo David posted Wellington Harbor
  • 35. XFN
  • 36. hCard
  • 37. 2) Stop leaking passwords!
  • 38. http://adactio.com/journal/1357
  • 39. (emerging standard; quot;your valet key for the webquot;)
  • 40. Portland, Oregon
  • 41. 3) Support OpenID sign in.
  • 42. UserVoice Interscope Records http://blog.janrain.com/2009/01/why-websites-should-accept-multiple.html
  • 43. For Developers | Discuss | Demand | OpenID Foundation | Worldwide What Where How is OpenID? can I use it? do I get one? « PAPE Approved as an OpenID Specification PayPal joins OpenID Foundation Board as we enter 2009 » 2008: Momentum Posted January 15th, 2009 at 8:51 pm GMT by David Recordon 2008 was an awesome year for OpenID where the community created significant momentum moving toward mainstream adoption. No, not every site on the web is using OpenID nor does every consumer know what OpenID does, but last year alone the number of sites that accept OpenID for sign in more than tripled 1. Today, there are over thirty-thousand publicly accessible sites supporting OpenID for sign in and well over half a billion OpenID enabled accounts. AOL2, Google 3, Microsoft 4, mixi (the largest social network in Japan)5 and Yahoo! 6 have all shipped OpenID Provider implementations with nearly all of them supporting OpenID 2.0. In addition to many of the independent OpenID Providers already supporting the ability to exchange profile data, Google added the ability to do so in a limited fashion with AOL7, mixi8 and Yahoo! 9 have all introduced it in a limited beta fashion. This means that OpenID users signing into your site will easily be able to share information like their preferred username or email address if they wish to do so. A number of major sites added support to sign in using OpenID including AOL’s MapQuest10, Google’s Blogger11, Microsoft’s Health Vault 12, SourceForge13 as well as the commenting services TypePad Connect14 and Intense Debate (which in turn enabled Barack Obama’s Change.gov15). Google Friend Connect also enabled any site to support OpenID sign in via JavaScript16 which thousands of sites have done. Google, IBM, Microsoft, VeriSign, and Yahoo! joined the board of the OpenID Foundation 17 bringing additional insight, complementing the community board members and helping financially support the organization.
  • 44. http://www.flickr.com/photos/vogelium/309939910/
  • 45. For Developers | Discuss | Demand | OpenID Foundation | Worldwide What Where How is OpenID? can I use it? do I get one? « An Update on the Retail Advisory Committee and Improving User Experience Google and JanRain Release Support for the OpenID User Interface Extension Posted May 14th, 2009 at 6:07 pm GMT by David Recordon | Edit This morning, Google released an upgrade to their OpenID Provider to support the draft OpenID User Interface Extension along with JanRain who added support for it to their Relying Party service RPX. This means that Google users signing into sites like UserVoice (choose “Google” to see it in action) now have a much better user experience; one much closer to that of Facebook Connect. Google also allows users to choose to share their profile information with Relying Parties via OpenID Attribute Exchange and the Google Data APIs via OAuth. The OpenID User Interface Extension is one of the main pieces of work that has come from the OpenID Design Summit hosted by Facebook earlier this year. The extension replaces the traditional OpenID sign in flow of being redirected from the Relying Party to the OpenID Provider with a popup window which shows the URL bar on top of the Relying Party itself. The Google Code Blog writes about their implementation in more detail: The new popup style UI, which implements the OpenID User Interface Extension Specification, is designed to streamline the federated login experience for users. Specifically, it’s designed to ensure that the context of the Relying Party website is always available and visible, even in the extreme case where a confused user closes the Google approval window. JanRain, a provider of OpenID solutions, is an early adopter of the new API, and already offers it as part of their RPX product. As demonstrated by UserVoice using JanRain’s RPX, the initial step on the sign-in page of the Relying Party website is identical to that of the “full page” version, and does not require any changes in the Relying Party UI.
  • 46. Once the user selects to sign in using his or her Google Account, the Google approval page is displayed. However, it does not replace the Relying Party’s page in the main browser window. Instead it is displayed as a popup window on top of it. We have updated our Open Source project to include a complete Relying Party example, providing code for both the back-end (in Java) and front-end (javascript) components. Once the user approves the request, the popup page closes, and the user is signed in to the Relying Party website.
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  • 48. ReadWriteWeb ReadWriteTalk Enterprise Jobwire About Subscribe Contact Advertise RSS RWW Daily by Email Your email address RSS RWW Weekly Wrap-up Your email address Search ReadWriteWeb Home Products Trends Best of RWW Archives Comcast Property Sees 92% Success Rate With New Mobile retail software designed for in-store retail tasks. E.g. stock OpenID Method counting, receiving etc. Written by Marshall Kirkpatrick / February 10, 2009 2:33 PM / 22 Comments « Prior Post Next Post » www.handpoint.com Dell Business Computers The most-watched geek event of the day has to be the OpenID UX Business Computer Powered By Intel® (User Experience) Summit, hosted at the Facebook headquaters. The Core™ 2 Duo On Sale Online, At Dell www.nz.dell.com most discussed moment of the day will surely be the presentation by Comcast's Plaxo team. New Zealand Site Features 130,000 Members. Discover Why Plaxo and Google have collaborated on an OpenID method that may It's So Popular! www.smilecity.co.nz represent the solution to OpenID's biggest problems: it's too unknown, it's too complicated and it's too arduous. Today at the User Experience Summit, Plaxo announced that early tests of its new OpenID login system had a 92% success rate - unheard of in the industry. OpenID's usability problems appear RWW SPONSORS closer than ever to being solved for good. This experimental method refers to big, known brands where users were already logged in, it requires zero typing - just two clicks - and it takes advantage of the OpenID authentication opportunity to get quick permission to leverage the well established OAuth data swap to facilitate immediate personalization - at the same time, with nothing but 2 clicks required of users. Plaxo, primarily known for the noxious flood of spam emails it delivered in its early days, is now an online user activity data stream aggregator owned by telecom giant Comcast. The Plaxo team has been at the forefront of the new Open Web paradigm best known for the OpenID protocol. The Flow The method Plaxo has been testing is called an OpenID/OAuth combo, in collaboration with
  • 49. 2 clicks!
  • 50. What Plaxo Found • Better for the user:anti-pattern rate with no password higher success • Better for the provider: Happy users and no automated data scraping • Better for the site: Higher conversion rate; more informed social graph
  • 51. 1) Markup existing public data. 2) Stop leaking passwords! 3) Support OpenID sign in.
  • 52. Open, Social Web
  • 53. Thank You! David Recordon david@sixapart.com