Identity Is The New Pink (Platform)

I’ve realized that most of what I create on the web is about 2 years ahead of it’s time.  And as much as I can both pat myself on the back and at the same time get depressed about the fact I didn’t make billions off of my ideas, there are many more people who are further ahead than I am.  I’ve never been a fashion trend watcher, but I do watch technology and how it affects sociology (and hopefully vice-versa).

However, there are a few people I’ve been lucky enough to be introduced to and happy to call friends who I’ve estimated are about 5 years ahead of their time.  These people affect my decisions. They affect my opinions. They affect my beliefs of where things are headed.

So, you want to know who these people are?  Here’s one of them.  Chris Messina (aka Factory Joe).  I’m including his most recent talk on identity below.  If you believe I’m even partially smart, and you want to be smarter than me, you need to be listening to what this guy says.  Listen. Absorb. Think. Create.

Identity is the Platform from Chris Messina on Vimeo.

Nate Ritter lives in Austin, Texas (U.S.), popularized the #hashtag and creates web applications for a living. He also does miles and point hacking to enable cheap travel for his family. More here →

3 Comments on "Identity Is The New Pink (Platform)"

  1. BJ Cook says:

    One of the best videos and posts of 2009, sshhh. Most people don’t have the vision to see this far Nate ;) Reminds me of my Web 2.0 Expo t-shirt from 2006 where I wrote “Personal APIs” on the front.

    • nate says:

      Yea, BJ, it’s a blessing and a curse. I think most people think they’d be billionaires if they could see as some of us do. But, I think they’d be wrong. They’d probably be in the same boat. :)

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