The Identity Report

Social network portability. Single signon. Digital identity. Keeping personal info private. These are all important things that both users and developers are concerned about. Me too and so I called Kaliya Hamlin, aka “Identity Woman.”

She knows EVERYONE who is working on dataportability or identity and is one of the people who really helped OpenID happen.

So, listening to her on these issues is important and she certainly made me smarter and invited me to a raft of interesting events coming soon.

This was split up into four parts, because BlogTalkRadio’s Cinch service only lets me record for about eight minutes at a clip.

Sorry that I’m so loud compared to her, gotta figure out a better way to do phone interviews (I was using an iPhone in my car).

Part I (the first few seconds are silent, so wait for the recording to start at about 40 seconds into it, these are all audio-only MP3s).
Part II.
Part III.
Part IV.

What did she teach me? What XRI is. That lets developers build features that will federate between social networks your email address, photos, and other personal identifying info. Right now it’s a real pain, because if you need to change something, like your email address, you’ve got to do it on all your services (and I’m on more than 20 so far).

Also discussed:


XRI/XDI and LLLI
(Breast Feeding Moms)

Higgins: Open Source Community for Common Identity Framework

Two Identity + Semantic tools being developed – these kinds of things are critical to creating data sharing across context

Higgins OWL & XDI-RDF (drummond explaining it to Chris Mesina).

We talked about the state of dataportability and what she’s seeing developers trying to work on and the events that she recommends, in particular these two:

1. Identity Information Workshop. May 12-14 in Mountain View, CA
2. The Data Sharing Summit, May 15, in Mountain View, CA.
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If you are working on this stuff and you aren’t following Identity Woman you really should.

26 thoughts on “The Identity Report

  1. So, listening to her on these issues is important and she certainly made me smarter and invited me to a raft of interesting events coming soon. I totally agree with that.

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  2. So, listening to her on these issues is important and she certainly made me smarter and invited me to a raft of interesting events coming soon. I totally agree with that.

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  3. For recording calls, I used freeconferencecall.com

    They have a record the call feature that is pretty solid and the service is free other than LD charges.

    After the call, you can download it in .wav and convert as needed.

    Pretty nice actually.

  4. For recording calls, I used freeconferencecall.com

    They have a record the call feature that is pretty solid and the service is free other than LD charges.

    After the call, you can download it in .wav and convert as needed.

    Pretty nice actually.

  5. basically you are converting yourself from a high profile tech geek to a sales man

    i guess that is why the switch from fast company to icecream tv i wonder at switch of your fortunes from a MD fast company to ice cream sales man

    will your blog be of any worth thereafter

  6. basically you are converting yourself from a high profile tech geek to a sales man

    i guess that is why the switch from fast company to icecream tv i wonder at switch of your fortunes from a MD fast company to ice cream sales man

    will your blog be of any worth thereafter

  7. Quick Correction: IIW stands for “Internet Identity Workshop”, not “Identity Information Workshop”.

    Cheers,

    Pamela

  8. Quick Correction: IIW stands for “Internet Identity Workshop”, not “Identity Information Workshop”.

    Cheers,

    Pamela

  9. Only the iNames implementation of XRI/XDI requires a global registrar (though it would be cool for a number of other services). The actual specification, which is in itself very powerful, is completely open and free. If you want to get a quick understanding of the power of XRI/XDI, I’ve got a 3 part series on it here: http://drstarcat.com/archives/tag/xrixdi

  10. Only the iNames implementation of XRI/XDI requires a global registrar (though it would be cool for a number of other services). The actual specification, which is in itself very powerful, is completely open and free. If you want to get a quick understanding of the power of XRI/XDI, I’ve got a 3 part series on it here: http://drstarcat.com/archives/tag/xrixdi

  11. Robert,

    I’ve an idea about the idea of a single web Presence. I read anything like it yet. This could be because it’s so stupid that everyone but me realises. It could be I just haven’t been reading the right places.

    Anyway, it’s a combination of Desktop and Web working together.

    Practical Community Identity.

    I know your FriendFeed and Twitter conversations are bearing more fruit, so I’ll hit you up there as well.

  12. Robert,

    I’ve an idea about the idea of a single web Presence. I read anything like it yet. This could be because it’s so stupid that everyone but me realises. It could be I just haven’t been reading the right places.

    Anyway, it’s a combination of Desktop and Web working together.

    Practical Community Identity.

    I know your FriendFeed and Twitter conversations are bearing more fruit, so I’ll hit you up there as well.

  13. Thanks for making the effort to interview Kaliya!

    This issue of profile portability and single signon between social networks is huge and for those of us with multiple profiles out there, the ability to simultaneously uptdate them all will be much appreciated. Do you think ‘mEgo’ will factor in this race? This scenario will become more pressing as the generic social networks like Facebook become fragmented into smaller niche networks and the numbers of them grow.

    We’re watching your space and our programmers are poised to integrate the new technology into our own niche social network for real estate investors. Thanks for the update.

    Richard :)

    Chief Deal Weaver
    http://www.BlackWidowNetwork.com

  14. Thanks for making the effort to interview Kaliya!

    This issue of profile portability and single signon between social networks is huge and for those of us with multiple profiles out there, the ability to simultaneously uptdate them all will be much appreciated. Do you think ‘mEgo’ will factor in this race? This scenario will become more pressing as the generic social networks like Facebook become fragmented into smaller niche networks and the numbers of them grow.

    We’re watching your space and our programmers are poised to integrate the new technology into our own niche social network for real estate investors. Thanks for the update.

    Richard :)

    Chief Deal Weaver
    http://www.BlackWidowNetwork.com

  15. I’m seeing almost zero excitement around XRI in the wider developer community. This is despite XRI being added to the OpenID family of specifications nearly two years ago. The downside of XRI is that it requires its own DNS stack, separate from the DNS stack that exists at the moment – complete with new registrars, a new resolution mechanism and the need for everyone to buy themselves a new i-name (like a domain but much less widely useful at the moment). I just don’t see it taking off.

  16. I’m seeing almost zero excitement around XRI in the wider developer community. This is despite XRI being added to the OpenID family of specifications nearly two years ago. The downside of XRI is that it requires its own DNS stack, separate from the DNS stack that exists at the moment – complete with new registrars, a new resolution mechanism and the need for everyone to buy themselves a new i-name (like a domain but much less widely useful at the moment). I just don’t see it taking off.

  17. It seems to be beneficial for all the persons who have the interest on interoperable OpenID platform .The interview would be interesting .so one should go thru & listen to interview soon.

  18. It seems to be beneficial for all the persons who have the interest on interoperable OpenID platform .The interview would be interesting .so one should go thru & listen to interview soon.

  19. An interoperable OpenID platform with widespread adoption is going to happen sooner or later, the question is when.

    I’ll take a listen to the interview later. Thanks for putting it up!

  20. An interoperable OpenID platform with widespread adoption is going to happen sooner or later, the question is when.

    I’ll take a listen to the interview later. Thanks for putting it up!

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