Why do websites insist that you register before you use basic functionality, like commenting on someone's blog? You are just posting a comment, not asking for another persons hand in marriage or buying a house. Just a damn comment. It's ridiculous.
Latest thing I've been forced to join is multiply in order to comment of Georgina's blog (which I love reading).
The 'blag is going to... well you know. I want to embrace technology but it has to be because I want to use it, not just so they can collect my details and push their user numbers up for VCs.