Home Poll: Do You Actually Use OpenID?

Poll: Do You Actually Use OpenID?

Lenehan reported
today, Digg is the latest company to declare its support
for OpenID – the decentralized single
sign-on service. This follows on from recent announcements of support from Microsoft
and AOL. And
as Techcrunch
, Yahoo, LiveJournal, and Wikipedia are some other organizations that
had previously announced their support.

It’s clear that OpenID is gathering a good head of steam as the single
sign-on mechanism of choice in the web 2.0 world. But let’s take a poll on how
many people are actually using it right now. Even though OpenID is a
great initiative, R/WW’s identity guru Jitendra
has pointed out severaltimes
that OpenID is not without flaws – particularly in the areas of security and
authentication. So many people may be reticent about using OpenID, at least for
now. Another issue is that many
use fake identities on the Web or have multiple IDs, particularly
those in the younger generation.

Please participate in the poll below and let us know in the comments to this
post your thoughts on if/when real users will start utilizing OpenID.

Update: I forgot to mention that Emre Sokullu wrote a great analysis of OpenID for R/WW at the start of 2007. It includes a screencast explaining what OpenID is and how it’s used.

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