I’m back on Facebook and Twitter

Yes, you can call me a hypocrite. Yes, I’m still a firm believer in portable data and identity. Pragmatism won out over idealism.

One, an increasing number of sites now use Facebook and/or Twitter exclusively for their user authentication. In this context, having a corporate-controlled ID is unfortunately better than having no ID. Two, at work I’ve had to ask other people to do tasks I should be doing and I’m done feeling weird about that.

This little ol’ weblog is still my preferred publishing residence and that won’t change anytime soon.


Cody Brown March 31, 2011 Reply


Andrew Spittle March 31, 2011 Reply

We must share a hive mind of sorts. 🙂

Had a post all ready to revise tonight and publish tomorrow saying a similar thing. I guess I’ll give it another once over and publish it anyway.

What was the process like to get your username back?

Daniel Bachhuber March 31, 2011 Reply

Just signed up for a Twitter account as you normally do. I never deleted my Facebook account, so that was a pretty simple reactivation.

Greg Linch March 31, 2011 Reply

You held out longer than I expected. Welcome back, sir!

Greg Linch March 31, 2011 Reply

You know there are ways to export your data from both Twitter and Facebook…

Daniel Bachhuber March 31, 2011 Reply

I know. But it’s largely unusable in a new environment.

Patrick Thornton March 31, 2011 Reply

Welcome back. Resistance is futile.

Matt Terenzio March 31, 2011 Reply

Hmmm . . . and was just about to follow your lead. Guess I’ll hold off for a bit. ; )

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