Let the TypeKey battle begin

Filed as News on March 22, 2004 7:35 pm

by Duncan

The Trotts have announced TypeKey, their new comment verification system to help fight against Blog Spam, and the blogosphere is a buzz in what could turn out to be one of the most talked about, controversial new launches of 2004. The Blog Herald takes a quick wrap of the emerging debate

- The TypeKey site: home of the SixApart powered “free, open system providing a central identity that anyone can use to log in and post comments on blogs and other web sites.”
- Jay Allen, creator of MT Black List, prophesises Black Lists demise with rise of TypeKey: “This new version completely solves the problem of control over outside submission to one’s blog in such an elegant and powerful way that I myself was astounded.”
- Idly.org defends TypeKey from the knockers and has a go at Dave Winer as well “Dave Winer thinks that no one can implement a system with more ideological purity and ability than he”
- The always excellent Buzz Machine from Jeff Jarvis asks come great questions and has an even more interesting comments stream
- Burning Bird compares TypeKey the Patriot Act then calms down with some more rational probing
- John’s Jottings gives broad coverage to some of the debates
-A debate has commenced at Metafilter
- Hebig.org: TypeKey is a centralized single sign on system for comments on MT3 powered weblogs and thus, one of the last things one might need.
- Dave Winer asks some questions
- Mindful Musings argues some strong points against the system

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