convenient.email

Does anyone else remember OpenID?
i really want OpenID back
remember that demo site for OpenID where you could make claims and people would back them
Oh shit! I don't!
it was really fun, just a little demo to let people try out their OpenID logins and establish links to real life reputation and other stuff, but it turned into a bit of a playground. I think it has vanished completely because I can't see anything about it now.
That kinda sucks - I love that kind of thing

I think there's something to be said about the whole LiveJournal era - where websites were a thing, but there were the outgrowths of central hubs - and the existence of people with friendships and stuff that exists, if we'd managed to add shared and cross site identity to that, it would have been a cooler space
I think I'm going to learn about PetNames or whatever the thing was, see if I can get it running
is PetNames an OpenID thing I don't know about? Because - uh - tell me more? (or link me)
https://spritelyproject.org/news/petname-systems.html

I think it's part of an overall idea of identities machine-readable and otherwise, where the user isn't faced with weird UUIDs but they still get uniquely identified.
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@silverwizard YES! I've been thinking about and taking about OpenID a lot lately
Yeah! Federated Identity is a basic and sensible thing the web needs, and so much of the problems people have with platforms could be solved!

Honestly - we need ISPs to provide OpenID like emails *at the very least*
Ji Fu friendica (via ActivityPub)
@silverwizard I don't know about that part. I dont know where you live but in my region getting too much of your identifying information tied up in your ISP wouldn't be appreciated.
Ji Fu friendica (via ActivityPub)
@silverwizard@convient.email not to mention how many old people already feel trapped in overpriced ISPs because "I don't want to loose my email"
I mean, that makes sense. I didn't mean as the *only* option, I meant it as a quick way to give everyone an option. Kinda like how so many people are like "here's an ISP email" and then get a GMail anyway.

I have an ISP email, but I also have my domain mail!