Simon Wilson points out that MySpace is announcing OpenID support. Reading these posts one could easily come to the conclusion that there are now 500 million people using OpenId, as opposed to a much smaller number of technology adopters.
I wonder. Has anyone made an attempt to estimate the number of people using OpenID? I would be very curious to see the estimates.
Although definitely a win for OpenID, it still doesn’t help where the shortfall really is, and that is in meaningful OpenID enabled relying parties. It’s telling to note that MySpace is not (unless I missed it) promising to let users log in to MySpace using OpenID.
You can’t build a highway with nothing but on ramps.