MicroID as the web site says is:
MicroID is a lightweight identity layer for the web, invented by Jeremie Miller (creator of Jabber). MicroID enables anyone to claim verifiable ownership over content hosted anywhere on the web (social networking sites, discussion forums, blogs, etc.). MicroID is not an authentication or single-sign-on service, just a straightforward method for identifying content ownership that complements existing technologies such as OpenID and microformats. The technology is radically simple and enables developers to build new and unique meta services with minimal effort.
So after all of this technical mambo-jambo, what can MicroID do for you?
MicroID for you, minus techno mambo-jamo
MicroID enables you to claim content that you have produced. In most new web sites of the “current” age of the Internet YOU, the user, creates the content. Since we all have multiple identities and multiple user names in different web sites, would it be great to have one trusted and verifiable way of saying that this and that content from this and that site is really something we have created?
There are services such as claimID which provides you with a way of claiming what’s yours.
So, where does this plugin comes in?
- If you have your own WordPress blog and you want to add MicroID to it without the hassle of editing PHP files and dealing with HTML – this plugin is for you.
- If you like to switch your themes oh so often – this plugin is for you.
- If you would like to claim your content and show everyone the stuff you really want to show them and be proud of creating – this plugin is for you.
So, how do I get it?
You can get the plugin and instructions on how to install it and configure it (which is dead simple) by clicking here!
If you have have comments, ideas, thoughts or anything else, don’t hesitate to leave a comment on this post.