[uf-discuss] MicroID - Identity in a shade of microformat

Holly Ward holly at wards.net
Mon Mar 27 16:28:14 PST 2006

I must be missing something obvious, because it seems apparant to me
that this doesn't buy you anything.  You take a person's email and
website, and generate a long hex number based on the two.  This
identifies them uniquely, sure--but anybody who knows your email
address can generate the exact same long hex number, and use it on any
web page they want.  If you use an email address that nobody knows
about, fine--but then how would anybody verify it was you?

 - Holly

On 3/27/06, Chris Messina <chris.messina at gmail.com> wrote:
> Anyone seen this?
> MicroID is a new Identity layer to the web and Microformats that
> allows anyone to simply claim verifiable ownership over their own
> pages and content hosted anywhere. The technology is radically simple
> and capable of empowering new and unique meta services with only minor
> effort.
> Via http://www.itgarage.com/node/758
> Looks maybe similar to hcard-supporting ClaimID.com?
> Chris
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Holly Ward <holly at wards.net>

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