There are hundreds of millions of people using social media sites like Facebook, Twitter, Digg, and many more. For the most part, these sites have not changed significantly. Some sites, like Facebook and FriendFeed, have modified their display to react quicker to the “real time web”. Others have changed so little, like Twitter, that mini-industries… Read More What Is Next For Social Media?
Late last week, it was found that Twitter had implemented some new security methods. Twitter had been talking about OAuth support for some time, so this was not an unexpected development. However, with many blog posts, sometimes the conversation around it gets interesting. On FriendFeed, there was a comment from Frode Stenstrom that triggered some… Read More Can OpenID and OAuth Lead Us To Manageable Security?
Earlier this week, Chris Messina had an excellent post on some problems with OpenID. One of the main problem identified in the post is the fact that there are so many choices when it comes to an OpenID provider that the basic login page becomes a nightmare. As an example, he showed the StackOverflow OpenID… Read More A Simple OpenID Proposal
Recently, we have seen the public release of Google FriendConnect and Facebook Connect. As a result of this, there is a massive land grab on all blogs. Which widget are you installing? Some people say you should install the Facebook widget because it basically opens things up to the whole social network. Others say that… Read More Blog Community Widgets Need to Work Together
It took all day to get really good information, but Google announced its Friend Connect service. My impression of the announcement is best stated by the immortal words of gamers everywhere, meh. This was a strange announcement for Google. First, they leaked enough information in the days leading up that it sounded like it was… Read More Google Friend Connect Disconnect
The past few days have been fairly busy in the social media space again. So I figured I should throw my opinion in the ring just like everyone else. Last week, Facebook had some really interesting news when they announced the ability to put Facebook applications on any website. This allows them to expand their… Read More Social Media and Data Portability Inch Ever Closer