Just found this thread over at BurningBird. It appears Baldur Bjarnason is also pushing for signed weblogs - very cool!
Given the sorts of "reputation" mechanisms (Technorati, etc.) that are springing up in the blogging community, it seems that it would be valuable to have the capability for blogs to be signed by a non-spoofable entity (person or pseudonym). Does this capability already exist? Does RSS have tags for (e.g.) a PGP signature guaranteeing content and authorship?
First and foremost, there must be a major immediate benefit for the user. Persistent online identity - the long-elusive holy grail of "single sign-on" - offers one such, both for the consumer-oriented and the civic-minded. But how do we get mass acceptance of such a new technology among the civic-minded when it's the consumer that such services are being built for?
One path is to help the average user with managing the most valuable resource they have: their attention.
My friend Mitch Ratcliffe sent me an email today asking if I could help create some technology for the Dean campaign. There's a lot to do - a lot of great opportunities for coders looking to create effective community action.
It's all volunteer for now.
Tasked with designing a simple identity framework for the Augmented Social Network, a good place to start is a shared basic vocabulary.
First step toward direct Emacs editing of blog entries
OK - so I finally installed MovableType (v 2.64) and I'm going to see if this format works for me.