Its the beginning of the semester here at school, so things have been a little quiet on the ClaimID front. That’s ok – we’re learning lots of cool things that we can put to use in ClaimID. Oh yeah, and this little Facebook controversy has been eating up some cycles lately.
I wanted to take this opportunity to point you to something that showed up in my feedreader today. The Naymz folks, Chi-town’s finest, have released a commonsense, fun, and eminently readable guide to managing your identity called “Not Just Your Space: The college student’s guide to managing online reputation.” It’s a 17 page PDF, and it covers some of the very real problems in identity search.
This guide reminded me of the work of husband-and-wife team Dale and Kevin Farhnam, who have written a great guide called Myspace Safety: 51 Tips for Teens and Parents. They also blog frequently at Myspacesafetytips.com. With the recent Facebook privacy troubles, it’s good to see people contributing and shaping the dialogue on how to protect one’s identity. This week, we’ve seen millions of students come to grip with the fact their identity is very, very public.
Enjoy these links – and keep your eyes peeled for some cool new features. We haven’t heard too many bug reports about link checking and we hope you’re enjoying your OpenIDs, which you can use to log into Wikitravel (and soon Wikipedia!).