Facebook Responds To MySpace With Facebook Connect

Michael Arrington, TechCrunch, May 12, 2008
Commentary by Stephen Downes

Basically, Facebook is making user identities and some attributes available to external applications. Here's their announcement. It's not clear what the details are. My own take is that Facebook - and Google, and MySpace - would rather set up an identity federation among themselves rather than allow a much more open system such as OpenID. There will be much discussion of these initiatives as they are launched.
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