Let the TypeKey battle begin

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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