Want to post a comment on a site? Looks, like you have to register!  And don’t forget to provide a password that is at least 8 characters with at least one capitalized letter and some punctuation. Oh yeah, and don’t forget to check your e-mail to active your account. Didn’t get the e-mail? Be sure to check your spam folder.

Why are there so many sites that require registration? When I go to a site that asks me for my e-mail, a username, and a password, I usually get put off by the hassle and leave. Registration raises yet another barrier for an already skeptical user.

This is why, with Voci.us, we are doing away with the concept of registrations. Thanks to Facebook Connect, users can use their Facebook credentials to login to our site. We can then pull their e-mail address, full name, and profile picture automatically. Facebook provides the added benefit of providing an identity to our users.

Many sites have begun to use Facebook Connect. After clicking “Connect with Facebook” on these sites, you can provide a username , click the register button, and you are registered.

Voci.us makes it even simpler. If you have a Facebook account, you are already registered. No need to make a username or anything. The button that normally says “Connect with Facebook” instead reads “Login with Facebook”. If you don’t have a Voci.us account when you first login with Facebook, one is silently created and linked to your Facebook account.

No more thoughts like “oh man, I have to register?”

-Venkat

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