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From f8 to OpenID

Five months ago I joined Mark Zuckerberg on stage at Facebook f8 during their announcement of Facebook Connect, where I demoed signing in to comment on a Movable Type blog using my Facebook account. Today, I get to join Mike Schroepfer, Chris Messina and my fellow board members in announcing that Facebook has become a board member of the OpenID Foundation.

Initially Facebook is focusing on helping the community improve the usability and user experience of OpenID and Luke Shepard has already blogged his thoughts on how to accept OpenID in a popup without leaving the page. Luke and Dave Morin's involvement in getting Facebook to the point where they are today truly cannot be overstated.

Next up, some working code!


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Feb. 6th, 2009 10:08 am (UTC)

Even if FB just becomes a provider and doesn't allow a login it'll be useful, as I can friend people here.

Well, I could, if the LJ OpenID user experience wasn't stuck in alpha. Facebook's UI experience will be bloody useful, biggest issue with OpenID currently is people not knowing they can use it.
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