OpenID 2.0 → Google+




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    what the actual hell. Are they really determined to push google+ down our throats this way as well?

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    @AlexanderM. I don't feel that this is an attempt to force google+ integration. They have stated many times in the past how this was going to be updated and why. With the changes google has been making to their whole infrastructure, using more than one database tree (one for google-owned sites and another for OpenID [both holding the same account data but under a different format]) is incredibly inefficient and a waste of resources. Google+ OpenID 3.0 now acts as the backbone for their user account service (for promotional purposes and for efficiency).

    Also. please remember, you are not being forced to use google+. You can ignore the whole social network service and disable notifications for it if you so choose to.

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    I have been hasty on commenting, thus it is more of an emotional reaction than a logical one. I'm sorry.
    It's is indeed a waste of resources to keep more than one database tree, and i see their points on making the change in question. Though at the same time, from my point of view, it as much of a waste to try and maintain a social network that just doesn't seem to take off after this much time. Youtube integration of Google+ has been looked at with awe and contempt, but has been eventually accepted, so probably they know what they're doing.

    Anyway, thanks for clearing it out. For what it's worth, i appreciate it.

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