Sunday, February 22, 2009

Two minutes on Ping.fm

Always interested in sharing the futility of my own existence, I thought that I could use Ping.fm to broadcast my boredom level (i.e. LinkedIn status) on different channels.

All went fine until I hit the page for connecting my Ping.fm account to my LinkedIn one. See for yourself:

Seriously, guys, you want the password of my LinkedIn account? Is this really the best we can do for integrating social networks? Are we waiting until the Wrath of OWASP falls on us to fix this?

Then I closed my Ping.fm account.

1 comment:

Dom Farr said...

This is a common approach from what I've seen.

Facebook, LinkedIn, Hotmail and many others ask for your credentials to other sites to import and transfer data across.

Frighteningly, many people faithfully enter their username and password into such forms.

As for your boredom level...I think I have a good understanding of where it might be right now without such a broadcast app :)