Just learned from a a post by Marshall Kirkpatrick on ReadWriteWeb that OpenID is now being accepted on the Change.gov, the official transition site for President Elect Obama. I immediately went over to check it out. The experience was a bit messed up, but ulitmately I was able to get it to work. (You first have to use your OpenID to create an account on Intense Debate; once you do that you’re good to go.)
As you can see in the picture below, once logged in, my profile photo showed up, too. (I used an OpenID from JanRain’s myopenid.com service.)
What a great sign of new possibilities, as we look forward to the first Internet-savvy administration. Can we get OpenID broadly established in 2009? Yes, we can! Can we use the Social Web’s new “open stack” to bring about a more participatory era in American democracy? Yes, we can!
We discussed Obama’s Social Web strategy recently on The Social Web TV: