Fang Talks

It's not a plot hole, it's a plot device!

“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.
~ Fang

Comments

  • 16/03/2015 (1:28 PM)

    I refuse to sign into ANYTHING through Facebook. I make my own log in, or I also turn 360 degrees and walk away.

    Hell, I won’t even sign into Windows with my Microsoft account. Speaking of which, dear Microsoft, I don’t want to “sign into” my OS. I just want to f**king use it.

    • 16/03/2015 (10:44 PM)

      For machines local accounts are fine, but once they go “muh global Microshaft account” then that also requires you to be connected to the internet when logging in. Dangerous bizz.

  • 13/03/2015 (2:29 AM)

    There are a few services I sign in using my Facebook or Google account for. I even use my Yahoo account, that somehow still exists, for one service. But that service is owned by Yahoo and there’s no other way to sign up/in. I get where you’re coming from here. For me it’s mostly the convenience when it comes to signing in using an external service.

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