@aswath could you give me an example of what an alternative might be? (I’m probably being ignorant here…)
@laura Mastodon as an example, you can not bring your own id, can not take the id when you change the server. What good is it that it allows data portability? We end up with the same issues as email.
Instead if it had used a scheme where we could bring our own URL, which specifies the server (as in HEAD) and use auth scheme like indieauth, then data portability is more meaningful.
@aswath and thanks!
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