Here’s an addendum for my previous post about OpenID: AOL supports OpenID authentication for all(?) screennames. I’ve verified that this works with AIM usernames, even if you don’t have a “real” AOL account. In other words, if you have an AOL account or even just an AIM account, you already have an OpenID. For example, my AIM ID is
EMCampbell3, which means that I could authenticate on any OpenID site using
openid.aol.com/emcampbell3 as my login. I’ll be redirected to AOL’s servers, which will ask for my password, and once it’s verified, I’ll be sent back to the original site with my identity verified.
AOL, Yahoo!, Microsoft, Six Apart (including LiveJournal and Vox), Ma.gnolia, Technorati… Who’s next?