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Re: Should WebIDs denote people or accounts?

From: Kingsley Idehen <kidehen@openlinksw.com>
Date: Sun, 18 May 2014 11:01:38 -0400
Message-ID: <5378CB52.5060905@openlinksw.com>
To: public-webid@w3.org
On 5/17/14 8:05 PM, Sandro Hawke wrote:
> Oh, very interesting.   I haven't found an opportunity to talk to TimBL about this specifically, but it sounds like he's thinking in the same direction.   In that email he's very clearly showing a WebID denoting a persona, not a person.

A WebID denoting an Agent isn't disjoint with the notion of personae. 
When I demonstrate WebIDs across Facebook, LinkedIn Twitter, G+, and 
many other social media spaces [2][3], I actually refer to the whole 
things as being about a given persona.  None of that negates the fact 
that a WebID denotes an Agent.

We have to loosely couple:

1. identity
2. identifiers
3. identification
4. identity verification (e.g., when authenticating identification)
5. trust.

Claims represented as RDF statements handle 1-5, naturally. We don't 
have a problem here, really.

[1] http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/persona
[2] https://twitter.com/kidehen/status/419578364551499776
[3] https://plus.google.com/+KingsleyIdehen/posts/1pmt4gWWae2



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