Should You Use Your Facebook Login To Create New Accounts?

I’ve been helping an artist friend of mine get her art uploaded to internet sites marketing.

She asked me what it means when she is invited to create and account for a website using her Facebook login.

I have run into this also, and have been meaning to look into it.  (When in doubt, I don’t do it.)

Here is the info I found on logging in using our Facebook login.  I’m glad I finally looked into it.
I appears that in some cases, an app company is just trying to streamline the account set up process for us so we don’t have to fill out another form and they don’t have to create a form to fill out.
In other cases, the company may be harvesting information about you and posting commercials to your wall.
The bottom line is that you need to take the time to read the agreements and choose carefully.
Below are two articles that explain the options.

http://www.sctimes.com/interactive/article/99999999/CUST/120213001/Why-Sign-Facebook?nclick_check=1

http://thepcspy.com/read/never-login-with-facebook/

I clicked on the Facebook’s Application Settings screen link in the second article to check my settings.
Here is how it looks.  They are all sites that I trust.

App Settings

You have authorized these apps to interact with your Facebook account:
  • Yelp

    August 23

    Edit

  • TripAdvisor

    August 23

    Edit

  • Meetup

    August 22

    Edit

  • bitly

    August 9

    Edit

  • MyCalendar – Birthdays

    April 26

    Edit

  • Bing

    More than 6 months ago

    Edit

  • Pandora

    July 29

    Edit

  • Blue Mountain eCards

    July 12

    Edit

  • WordPress.com

    June 1

    Edit

  • AWeber Email Marketing

    July 8

    Edit

  • Facebook Platform Opt In

    More than 6 months ago
    I probably will not be using my facebook login to create new accounts in the future, but if I do, I will read the fine print first.
    I always appreciate your questions.  I love doing research and keeping “up to speed.”

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