So, Kevin Rose announced Digg will start supporting OpenID in 2007. Back in August, I mentioned that a universal integrated login allowing internet users to access all their accounts is deparately needed. OpenID seems to have done gained significant traction in this space — including the recent support of AOL & Microsoft. And now Digg.

I’m looking forward to the day when I can login with one ID & surf everywhere on the internet without remembering 30 user names/passwords. Hopefully, that day will come sooner rather than later.


  • I’m not actually too fond of the idea to be honest (although i’m all for better security on the internet).

    I don’t like the fact that my OpenID could include a username on one site, but another might include my location details, or other personal information. A google search for my OpenID will inevitably list all the sites I go on, and suddenly all that information is available to someone, just through a username.

    I don’t suppose it’s much different from now – a lot of the sites I visit I use the same password and username, but there are the odd few I prefer to be different on – although I guess not signing up using OpenID is the answer for that…