The Identity Conundrum

Rob Hof

Dion Hinchcliffe has a thoughtful post about how better systems for establishing identity online may help avoid some of the recent conflagrations that have erupted, such as furor over the Washington Post closing off what it said were inappropriate comments on its main blog. Dion thinks the solution lies in forcing people to identify themselves. He suggests that could be accomplished through the emerging notion of Identity 2.0, which essentially calls for a user-controlled identity system. (Check out Sxip Identity's Dick Hardt artful articulation of the idea.)

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