[messaging] Let's run a usability study (was Useability of public-key fingerprints)

Daniel Kahn Gillmor dkg at fifthhorseman.net
Thu Mar 13 06:29:26 PDT 2014

On 03/13/2014 02:18 AM, Tom Ritter wrote:
> On 11 March 2014 00:41, Trevor Perrin <trevp at trevp.net> wrote:
>> Fingerprint Types
>>  - Visual and poetry fingerprints seem worth including.
> Does anyone have a preference for type of visual fingerprint?  Some of
> the implementations I know of are:
>  - Identicons: http://haacked.com/archive/2007/01/22/Identicons_as_Visual_Fingerprints.aspx/
>  - Monsters: http://www.splitbrain.org/projects/monsterid
>  - Wavatars: http://www.shamusyoung.com/twentysidedtale/?p=1462
>  - Unicorns (really)
> http://meta.stackoverflow.com/questions/37328/my-godits-full-of-unicorns
> I think I will go with identicons unless anyone really thinks unicorns
> is better ;)

i think for all of the above, we're going to have a difficult time
designing credible similarity metrics that roughly match the metrics
used by the "fuzzy fingerprinting" work.

i do ♥ the unicorns though.


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