Inspired by an article of Chris Garrett I call for an openID for Social Networks. Many of us participating in many networks are bored registering with new services, inventing secure 12-digit passwords or claiming lost passwords. Like in the world world web companies start fighting each other enforcing ‘social media standards’.
Why not having one social network standard, a common login, an openID — name it as you like. User bases will be shared in the sense that users decide which parts of their data will be known to a certain network and which won’t.
Who is the most important part in a social community? Yes — the users, the community. And the user desperately wants to have a common login. And that is the reason for the first major social network or the first group of smaller networks deciding to offer an openID to become the one users want to be particiate in.
Should we here in good old Germany break ground?