Monday, 28 May 2007

Register before you...

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.

4 comments:

Colin said...

I completely agree with your rant. I also had to join up to comment on George's blog so now I have another empty blog adding noise to the web.

Since I already have a blog, there is very little chance of me switching over so it seems a little pointless to me.

Mana said...

Yup, you're right about it just being noise. I have a myspace for the same reason. It's pointless and redundant and there is really nothing worse.

aquaman said...

It also confirms what you're saying about web developers. If they were actually using the web and other applications then they would understand the irritation of having to sign up for yet another 'cool new web site.'

Georgina.Thomsen said...

Yeah - sorry about that it is one of my big gripes against the multiply site.

But I'll add my gripe about blogger (or blog spot). You see I did have a blog spot but forgot my password so my site became inactive. Several frustrating e-mails later I gave up.