As the diagram above indicates, I’ve broken down the Identity crowd into three groups: iCards, iNames, and Open ID. Let me just be explicit that I’ve chosen these groupings based partly on the relatedness of the technologies and partly on the relatedness of the people, but I don’t mean that they aren’t interoperable (in fact, they are). Also let me say that this chart is FAR from exhaustive. An exhaustive list would be exhausting though, so I’m just displaying the three most advanced internet Identity systems and the most public constituents behind them. In the next few posts, I’ll unpack each of these camps and finish with an overview of some of the major players that don’t really fit in any of them.