OpenID logoLooks like Yahoo! is slowly losing ground in its influence on the internet. Last year the once super internet directory started using Bing to power its search engine. Now this year, they have announced that they will be accepting Google and Facebook account logins via the OpenID authentication protocol. Yahoo! stated that this would make things easier for users to access Yahoo! services without the need to sign up, which is true, but the fact that other sites aren’t enabling Yahoo! logins shows that the service is indeed a dying breed. The new OpenID authentication system will start tomorrow, and I have a feeling it won’t be too long before we see Yahoo! closing its doors or being absorbed by another company. Oh, how far it has fallen. How many of you are avid Yahoo! users?

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