I attended FOSDEM, the biggest free and non-commercial event organized by and for the community. Its goal is to provide Free and Open Source developers a place to meet.
You just have to check it. Really. It shows why it is so important that TheWriteID succeeds. Just use MyPermissions. I’ve seen the tool some time ago but i didn’t have two minutes back then. Right now, I’ve made some time for it. MyPermissions show you what applications and services have access to your identity. Some have write access too. These applications use your identity for more than just identification and authentication, they do (content) transactions on your behalve and get (too much?) insights in your social graph.
I’ve been really excited about this for months now. And what’s more interesting and new to me, I exponentially like it.
TheWriteID will help all people online that have (too) many profiles and contexts to manage, by giving them a place where they can control their online identity and all its facets, anywhere.
While I was writing for the millionth time what the essence of TheWriteID is, I changed it again. It’s weird how a one sentence pitch is evolving all the time, and very much depends on the mood of the day. Small differences, sometimes I use another perspective. Perhaps that is why it’s so difficult to simply explain what it’s all about. The idea is so little and so simple, but the concept is so big in my head. Not to mention the consequences when done right. The approach to this project is an accumulation of all the things I’ve done before, with a couple of differences. The two most important ones are listed here: