WordPress Updates Its Commenting Engine

June 11, 2011


Earlier this week, I got an email from WordPress about changes to their commenting system.  Basically, they’ve opened up commenting to Facebook and Twitter accounts.  That means that you can read your favorite blogs and comment without creating a WordPress account (or without commenting anonymously).

This is a tremendously simple change.  And it is a tacit admission that federated identity is not quite there yet.  That’s too bad.  I had hoped that open and reliable identity management would already be available by now.  But as a blogger, I welcome having a reliable source of information about the identity of my readership.

And I expect that this capability will soon be followed by Facebook “like” capabilities.


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