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gotchas, time sinks, or stressors, technology-wise

Posted by erich13 on January 29, 2011

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Got a list of "gotchas", time sinks, or stressors, technology-wise?

The goal is to relieve the biggies, so that your life would be easier.

My guess is that the biggest stressors for most people on the web is multiple login names and passwords.

My home-grown solution is to use the following:

  • choose the same login name or email address for use on all of your web accounts
  • choose a password format/scheme like this:
  • abbreviation-of-the-site-name+a-password-that-you-reuse-in-this context
  • for example: WP+password – where WP is the abbreviation of WordPress, for a WordPress account and where password is a strong password that you have chosen, that gets reused in this scheme

As you add new accounts, use Identity 2.0 solutions whereever possible, to include OpenID, gmail account, Facebook account, Twitter account, etc.

By the way, To all I’ve recommended @dickhardt‘s Identity 2.0 presentation, I suggest that you watch: OpenID: Identity Service or Identity Platform http://bit.ly/fIxUGN

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