webfinger

  • Google Profiles Turn Into OpenIDs

    As part of its push to go more social, Google has been attempting to unify its various account profiles into one Google Profile. And now it’s more useful. Google’s Brad Fitzpatrick has just tweeted out that Google Profiles can now be used as OpenIDs. What this means is that you can sign into any site that accepts OpenID simply by using your Google Profile domain. Luckily, a few… Read More

  • Google Points At WebFinger. Your Gmail Address Could Soon Be Your ID.

    There’s some excitement around the web today among a certain group of high profile techies. What are they so excited about? Something called WebFinger, and the fact that Google is apparently getting serious about supporting it. So what is it? It’s an extension of something called the “finger protocol” that was used in the earlier days of the web to identify people by… Read More