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February 25, 2004
talkr.net: proposal for a distributed identity system
Erik Benson proposes
to build upon Ludicorp's flickr services
to enable - among other things - much-needed comment authentication, single commenter login, and blogs or feeds of a user's comments
across participating Movable Type sites.
talkr will be a distributed identity system that ties Movable Type
's authentication service via an MT
plugin, and allows people to comment on talkr-enabled blogs through their Flickr account (see, I wasn't joking). This will allow you to maintain your identity in one place, while also enabling a couple much dreamed-about features such as:
- Get notified of new comments on posts that you've commented on
- Watch what your friends are talking about on other sites
- PGP sign your comments without tons of hassle
This is reminiscent of Drupal's (2+ year-old) distributed authentication system
, though I haven't looked into either long enough to make a proper comparison.
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