I compulsively sign up for all sorts of stuff I don’t really need. Yesterday I was talking with a friend and he mentioned quora, a popular Q&A site that I have never really bothered with. This blog post is about the bad stuff that happened after that. Basically there’s nothing there except a login box and a message stating “Quora connects you to everything you want to know about.”. So, I clicked that and did the oauth exchange with Facebook. Many sites offer this style of signups with Google, Facebook, Twitter, and other sites and it is sort of convenient. Then I was presented with a page that required me to select five topics out of some huge list. Since I wasn’t particularly interested in following anything at this point, I just clicked next and got another page with yet more crap to choose from.
How, in a sprawling space epic — in whose narrative players can get lost for hundreds of hours — are there some less-than-convincing animations? So I take it that Bioware has gone full SJW mode with “Mass Effect: Andromeda”. Despite this shocking lack of information and spectacularly bad marketing, I went ahead and attempted to sign in using the Facebook button. Annoyed, I just went ahead anyway and typed one of my passwords that I reserve for sites I absolutely don’t care about one bit. Don’t force me to make choices like that right away.I declined and closed the tab, which sort of my way of saying fuck you very much and have a nice life.It sounds like a sweet deal, and many customers will benefit! When John Herrman writes that the next internet is TV — and you should believe him — this is part of how we get there.You know that viral picture that shows ISP internet bundles being sold as cable packages?