“Email is dead” some said. But then how does he sign up for things on the internet?
Not with his fucking Facebook account I hope. God forbid he uses Google Plus. Twitter’s not a good fit. Can you even sign up with your Instagram account anywhere? Look, I know I won’t be the first to say this, but being able to sign up for a service with an account for a different, largely unrelated service is stupid. And when they force it upon you by not offering any other options (or making it way harder than it needs to be) I’ll turn 360 degrees and walk away.
If they ask you to use an existing account when using a service by the same company, sure, I can maybe tolerate that. (The option for a separate account not being there still ticks me off though.) Everything else however, huge no-go for me. Hell, I don’t even have a Facebook account, let alone want to sign in through one.
Do people actually do this? Well, I’m sure they do, since it’s “convenient” and “quick” and whatever, but to me it just doesn’t feel right. You don’t use your social security number to sign in to Snapchat either, right?
Email will never die, even if it ends up only being used for sign-ins.