OpenID heading mainstream? Daily Telegraph to be an OpenID provider

From February the become the first British media company to become an OpenID provider, adopting the single-sign on standard for its reader accounts system. The move follows announcements by much larger online players including Yahoo! and Blogger last week, with Googe rumoured to be in the works. Apparently the Telegraph is planning a few more anouncements over the next few weeks, blogs Communities Editor Shane Richmond. OpenID is also supported by AOL, Orange and Digg. The Telegraph’s slightly more mature readers aren’t normally renowned for their their use of Digg, but having to remember fewer passwords is going to be a boon for this demographic.