Optimistic numbers of techno-savvy OpenID users

Jason Kolb recently posted his cynical view ( 🙂 ) of AOL and their announcement to support OpenID for all of their users. Whilst I can’t disagree with Jason’s thoughts around AOL’s motives, he does make one comment which I found quite funny.

“So AOL brings their 13 million subscribers give or take a few million (probably
take) to the table, MAYBE a million of whom will actually know what to do with
their OpenID.”

His optimistic assumption that a million users understand OpenID and what to do with it. Whilst it would be great for the Identity community if this was the case, I believe the actual number is probably far less.

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