XAuth

Meebo, the web-based IM service, have proposed a new standard called XAuth. Using a new feature of HTML5, similar to cookies, an authentication token is stored in ‘LocalStorage’ within the browser. Therefore this will only work with modern browsers (IE8+, Safari4+, Chrome3+, FF3+). You can see a demo of Meebo’s proposal at http://www.meebo.com/xauth and also there’s… Continue reading XAuth

Would Twitter’s user model help combat email spam?

As Twitter grows, so the number of potential spammers to my daily tweet stream increases. Twitter’s user model is the saving factor in all of this ‘noise’. It prevents me from being overwhelmed and could have important advantages over existing legacy internet services like email. In this blog post I’ll look at whether other internet… Continue reading Would Twitter’s user model help combat email spam?