Social Sign-ins At Third-party Sites Begin To Get Thumbs Down
Posted 03 December 2012 - 09:39 AM
Of course I used my facebook account for this site, lol. Will have to explore my options when the time comes
Posted 03 December 2012 - 09:51 AM
Posted 03 December 2012 - 12:24 PM
Posted 03 December 2012 - 03:57 PM
You are so right. I absolutely refuse to sign into anything but facebook with my facebook cred's. I may be one of the older folks, but I spend money just like everyone else.
Posted 03 December 2012 - 09:07 PM
I know that I can't log in to any site that requires a Facebook login from my office. And some sites, like TechHive for example, are also blocked as a "blog".
Posted 04 December 2012 - 07:46 AM
The only reason anybody would use a social media account to connect to some other site is that they don't wonder about things like that. If you think about it even a little bit, you'd avoid it whenever possible just because of the uncertainty.
An article like this is, therefore, a hopeful sign. People are beginning to THINK, which is refreshing to hear.
Posted 10 December 2012 - 08:09 AM
Social Login via Facebook, Twitter or any other social network can enable a business to, with permission, harness immense amounts of data from a consumer’s social profile to enhance the relevance of the offering. And providing a registration form or email login for the consumers who aren’t willing to share this just yet will keep everyone happy.
Posted 10 December 2012 - 11:59 AM
Bingo. Not only Facebook, either. Someone who USED TO BE on Facebook had left, and I got an 'invitation' from Facebook, allegedly in the guy's name, to join it. Turns out they used HIS OWN EMAIL addresses in Facebook, even after he left. That's why I don't join Facebook. Another, a physician, was involved in LinkedIn, I think. Same thing, an invitation from them, using HIS email. I never responded, and he never asked me about it, so HE DID NOT KNOW the 'invitation' was sent.
So when a site only allows Facebook or Twitter, etc. for login, I don't use that site. And I deny cookies to all the social networks, too. In Firefox, you can make acceptance of cookies conditional per vendor; they prompt for a cookie, and I say no. So I block them.
I also don't join any forum or social site which requires my real name. My 'brainout' name is very public, anyone can find me as it is. For the sake of my family, I don't want my real name hooked up to that pen name, because I publish exegetical Bible research which at times disagrees with almost every denomination 'out there', in Youtube. So I don't want my family to be contacted (or other people unrelated to me, who happen to have the same last name). So I can't join the exegesis sites (like B-Greek) to discuss issues related to that publishing, because they insist on one using his real name.
Privacy was a topic in John Dvorak's recent article, here. It's about freedom of speech, freedom to disagree, without having to carry a .357 Magnum to protect that right.
This post has been edited by brainout: 10 December 2012 - 12:11 PM