With Facebook Connect being abandoned in its favor, and a new draft specification before the IETF, OAuth is shaping up as the cornerstone of identity management for cloud-based applications and services. eWEEK Labs Senior Analyst P. J. Connolly looks at what's behind the seamless access to services on social media sites such as Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter.
The social media explosion has allowed businesses and individuals to present themselves in many new and interesting ways, but it

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