Tuesday, July 17, 2007

Social Networking SSO?

So last night I had a thought that with the increasing number of social networking sites popping up, why isn't there something like a Single Sign On (SSO) for all of the sites. Additionally I was chatting with a friend a few months ago about why isn't there some sort of site that lets users aggregate their MySpace, Facebook, LinkedIn, etc, etc, etc accounts on one page. Sort of like a feed reader for your profiles. Well, the guys at Mashable have a nice article today going over the different offerings in this arena.

It seems like there has got to be a bubble here; how many profiles on how many sites do you need before you are connected to Kevin Bacon?

1 comment:

skabber said...

Right now OpenId http://openid.net/ is the closest thing to a single sign on for multiple social networks. I have been using it for a while and it is really great. I think it is only a matter of time before some of the larger social network sites like Facebook start to support it.

As for social network aggregation I am surprised that Mashable article didn't mention Lijit http://www.lijit.com/

Lijit creates a search engine out of all your content on social networks like facebook, flickr etc. It's a really great service made by some awesome people right here in Colorado.