Jyte

is a new service that leverages OpenID to allow users to start a discussion on any “claim” they care to make. Other users can then vote and discuss those claims. Users can give each other credibility points regarding any topic by tag. It’s a nice, full featured site that could come in handy for all kinds of different discussions. It’s more timely than ever now that OpenID is gaining more widespread support every day. The best thing about OpenID is that it allows a single sign-in across all sites the support the protocol. If you have an AOL/AIM user name, you can now use it to log in at all kinds of different sites, including Jyte.

Jyte is a nice, lightweight service with a lot of possibilities. There’s a lot of sophisticated social networking type features included. If you’re looking for a polling feature with more personal accountability and context this could be just what you’re looking for. The site is a product of Portland, Oregon’s JanRain.

You can log in to Jyte with any OpenID login, which as of last week includes AOL. I used JanRain’s MyOpenID.com service, but if you want to participate in a discussion you can also log in like this: http://openid.aol.com/

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