Wednesday, January 05, 2011

Does everything have to be social?

All I wanted to do was to download a document. To do that, I had to sign up for Scribd via my Facebook account. Next thing I know, I am getting follower notifications emails from some of my Facebook friends.

I just wanted to download a document. Now I'm connected to all sorts of friends. What do they want from me? Did they even explicitly choose to friend me or was it automatically done by Scribd?

For the time being, I'm just going to ignore it all and hope it goes away.

1 comment:

The muser said...

You can set up multiple, throwaway facebook accounts to be used for these sorts of things. I do that along with multiple invocations of chrome (each with their own instance of a chrome profile to maintain separate cookies) which keeps things compartmentalized nicely.