In an average day, I log-in to no less than twenty different websites. Some of these are blogs I work on. Some are communities I follow. Then there’s Amazon, eBay, Gmail, Facebook and Twitter. Each place has its own username and password and some make me change my password on a regular basis. Firefox remembers most of them for me, thank heavens, but it’s not an exact science.
So in comes social media logins. These are the sites that allow you to bypass their own login system by using Facebook, Twitter, etc. At first glance, it seems like a great solution. You only have one front door key to your house, so why not one “key” for the entire internet. But which key?