Identity Web 2.0 Expo Talk

Giving my talk at Web 2.0 was an interesting for a few reasons.

Firstly I tried to really step out and talk about what is next for identity and where the problem issues are looking forward assuming people knew about the past. I How to think about what we do in terms of people and community? How do we things with Identity for people in groups not just about ‘them’ in this user-centric but isolated. To articulate this I wrote what I hope is the heart of a great article that gets at where we are now with the identity layer, where we could go. This is the first two pages of the PDF. (yes doc it is a PDF and I will work on an HTML version).

Secondly, the audience was not who I expected. I thought this was the regular ‘tech crowd’ I meet often. Instead it was people coming from big companies trying to figure out this web 2.0 stuff and people buidling things who travelled a long way to be here. Not really who I typically think of in the O’Reilly scene. So for all of you who wanted ‘the download’ about all the identity ‘bits’ the basics of all that on the third and forth pages of this PDF.

I learned from this experience and I have had two opportunities to really be on stage at O’Reilly events in the past two months and I learned quite a bit from both of them.

Looking forward I am going to be working on some core content to speak with ‘completely’ normal and somewhat technically literate people about identity. I am also going to be practicing these talks more regularly.

I also have thoughts about what is next in terms of the problems that the identity community needs to address and can address moving forward. This is where the opportunity lies if you are an enterpriser, venture person or coder. These opportunities and issues are deeper then code and money stepping into the heart of what it means to be human in the networked world. What we do now on the web in relationship to this REALLY MATTERS.

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How do you validate who you are?

This story was just posted on Slashdot and raises interesting questions about how we determine how we determine who someone is in relationship to digital content.

“A fifteen year old from Perth, Australia, posed as an employee of the Australian Broadcasting Commission, demanding that YouTube remove hundreds of video clips of ‘The Chasers War on Everything.’ The amusing part is that The Chaser is a comedy company well known to perpetrate exactly this sort of prank.”

Museums and the Web presentation

I was asked by Jennifer Trant to come speak on the closing plenary for Museums and the Web. Here is the talk I am giving.

I didn’t go to a whole lot of the conference but what I did see on Thursday covered three talks on Tagging and the issues that managing digital content in relationship to museum collections raises.

Tagging and Searching – serendipity and museum collection databases by Sebastian Chan, Australia.

When is a terracotta hut urn like a sailor’s deck-log?: Meaning instantiated across virtual boundaries. Richard Smiraglia, USA

Personalized Museum Experience: The Rijksmuseum Use Case
Lora Aroyo, Rogier Brussee, Peter Gorgels, Lloyd Rutledge, Natalia Stash, Yiwen Wang, The Netherlands.

Finding Friday Feast from Marcia

I found Marcia Conner’s Blog because she linked to me in a Friday Feast Question asking if she had ever met a blogging friend in person. I scrolled down her blog and found the answers the friday feast weekly. I clicked through and found list of interesting questions that come out every friday. I might try answer them some fridays now.

Last Friday’s questions were:

Appetizer
When you were a child, which crayon color was your favorite?

Soup
On a scale of 1 to 10 (with 10 being highest), how likely would you be to change jobs if it required you to move?

Salad
Take all the numbers in your birthday and your phone number and add them up, one by one. What’s the total?

Main Course
Have you ever “re-gifted” anything? If so, what was it and who did you pass it on to?

Dessert
Name something you need from the store.

New Blog on ASN emerges

Subjectivity – mapping the world of digital identity is a blog that has just sprung up to

This site has been created to document the evolution and context of several ongoing initiatives related to the Augmented Social Network and the Social Web. Watch this space!

So far that is the only post but it has a great set of core pages with links and books. Digital Identity, Social Capital, Technology and Media, Emergence and Evolution, Organizational Learning, Global Governance, Strategic Culture.

Xerox mining who you are by what you browse

From Slashdot..

“Xerox has filed a patent covering a technique to recover demographic information like your age, sex and perhaps even your income by analysing the pattern of web pages you browse. They want to license the technique to online advertisers and shops. Read the full patent here.

Anyone know someone from Xerox. Sounds like they should be at the IIW learning about ‘real’ relationships.

MyCyberTwin and Blog Creativity

I just found this really creative Blog entry that a woman put together to promote her book using her kitchen and whiteboard markers. It is quite entertaining.

So why do all this creativity when you can just create your online clone. This was the strange identity link for the day.

Sorry I have not been more talkative on my blog.

The Kathy Sierra thing sort of hit home hard. I have some thoughts about it that I will post some time.

I have been busy doing good talking about OpenID at NTEN’s NTC (The Nonprofit TEchnology Network – Nonprofit Technology Conference) I managed to talk to 50 of the 70 vendors on the floor 2 were doing OpenID already and enthusiastic (PicNet/Joomla and Golightly Online) about 4 were like yeah we have heard of it and plan to do it about 10 had heard of it but couldn’t tell me what it was and the rest … well we had not shown up on their radar yet.

I also learned some stuff from the folks at Free Range Graphics about story telling. I hope this can help us in some of the stories we hope to tell about identity and our community. I also learned more about Vlogging and feel more inspired to try again.

I am still in DC talking with Reuniting America folks and heading back to participate in Museums and the Web closing plenary on the 14th. Web 2.0 Expo starts on the 15th and I am talking bright and early on the 16th. I am still working on my talk (sorry Brady). I am feeling much better about it after talking about it with many people and getting clear on what I really want to say with my time. I get overwhelmed because I know so much…which part is really important for me to share in my 30 min and how do I make a good narrative out of it – that has been my challenge.

I head off to Geneva for the ITU-T Focus Group on Identity Management after that and then to Brussels for the Identity Open Space. Then it is off to Vegas for Mix07 where I was asked to speak on Identity with Kim Cameron, Marc Canter, and Scott Kveton. Then I am going to head to CFP – Computers Freedom and Privacy.

It is going to be a big month.