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In our last poll, we asked readers to tell us how often they checked their RSS feeds How Often Do You Check Your RSS Feeds? [MUO Poll] How Often Do You Check Your RSS Feeds? [MUO Poll] Are you compulsively checking your RSS feeds throughout the day and night? Do you wake up with your phone under your pillow? Do you set aside time once per day to check feeds? Or do... Read More . There wasn’t a huge response, but those results were pretty much divided between people who love RSS feeds and check them a lot and people who don’t use RSS feeds at all.

Here’s how the votes were broken down: 28% voters check RSS feeds a few times per day; 20% check RSS feeds once per day; 8% readers check once per week; 4% check RSS compulsively day and night; while 4% check feeds a few times per month. On the other hand, 20% readers don’t really use RSS feeds and 16% don’t know what RSS feeds are.

Full results and this week’s poll after the jump.

Most voters check RSS feeds a few times per day, while a total of 36% don’t use RSS feeds at all.

This week’s poll question is: Do You Hate Websites Which Force You To Use A Facebook Login?


Spotify recently got into some hot water by forcing users to log into their service using a Facebook login.

When you encounter these websites which force you to use a Facebook login, what’s your response? Do you boycott them? Do you suffer it and log in with Facebook? Do you think it’s easier to use your Facebook login anyway? Do you even have a Facebook login? Let us know!

  1. Julia
    February 8, 2017 at 1:01 am

    Definitely boycott. I don't have Facebook and never will. Perfect strangers don't need to read about me; it's creepy and invites scammers (ever watch TV show "Catfish?" )They all use FB to victimize innocent users. How did that corporation FB get so much power to dictate how we communicate with sites and people? Resist!

  2. Jenny J
    September 14, 2016 at 4:54 pm

    I don't move forward on those sites because I don't have fb and refuse to open a fb account! Many websites lose my support / traffic / business due to this and I am not the only one out there. The world should bit force me to have fb!

  3. nobody's business
    May 24, 2016 at 4:58 pm

    facebook = evil, period.

  4. Sortinghat
    December 9, 2015 at 7:46 pm

    It's all part of the integration of the one world system by having us all tied to the CIA "hot list" because 95 percent of Americans are terrorist including old grannies with sewing kits.

    There is almost nothing left of the free open web of the 90s/early 00s as it's all controlled either by banksters or those with a state controlled communist agenda to make the web like Venezuela where it's all blacked out unless they tell you.

  5. Missouri Chan
    July 12, 2015 at 2:32 pm

    I don't mind be allowed to use another website such as google+ or yahoo to comment, but I despite it when they require Facebook only. I hate Facebook and don't have an account. It's as if they're trying to force you to get a Facebook account. Posting a comment isn't that important to me. Nothing's worth using Facebook(LOL).

    • Missouri Chan
      July 12, 2015 at 2:37 pm


    • Missouri Chan
      July 12, 2015 at 2:37 pm


  6. SortingHat
    March 17, 2015 at 5:22 am

    Most Americans are in it for the entertainment so don't give a rats ass about *privacy* of their information. They would welcome 1984 any day based on false promises.

    What I hate worse then FaceBook Login is comments that are closed after 30 days which basically says "I think you are full of spam and don't care if you have anything to add to update the topic!" so that leaves it up to the author to figure out that he/she hasn't updated in a LONG long time.

    Most blogs I see seem to be from 2012 or earlier.

    • Missouri Chan
      July 12, 2015 at 2:34 pm

      Good point.

  7. Kyle
    November 21, 2011 at 8:20 am

    Actually since this is cyber related it will probably be a cyber war that's issued against feeding the Government machine.

    I predict either World War 3 will be physical with lots of blood or more cyber-based where people or groups of people hack into databases purely to disturb the government and other agencies in order to send a clear  *message*..........even at the risk of imprisonment or death.

    I am tired and can hardly see what I am typing so godo night.

  8. Mtranchi
    October 23, 2011 at 11:14 pm

    It's like going to the convenience store to buy a pack of gum and they want access to your medical records, bank account, home address, etc. F*cking ridiculous

    • Angela Alcorn
      October 24, 2011 at 5:32 am

      Nice similie! It's pretty much exactly like that. :)

    • Missouri Chan
      July 12, 2015 at 2:35 pm

      So true.

  9. Y!Aeatmyturd
    October 22, 2011 at 10:07 pm

    If a facebook login is required, I leave and block the site in my browser.  Being forced to join something i order to communicate is creepy.  The Weather Channel website is really bad and they try to make you join facebook just to comment on the weather.  Facebook is for conformists.

    • Angela Alcorn
      October 23, 2011 at 5:42 am

      Yeah, a variety of login options are preferable, for sure.

    • Missouri Chan
      July 12, 2015 at 2:36 pm


  10. Art
    October 14, 2011 at 10:45 pm

    I suspect those sites requiring a Facebook login as up to some personal-info-gathering mischief. So, I just avoid the log-in.

    • Angela Alcorn
      October 18, 2011 at 3:58 am

      This is exactly why it's not a good idea to get people used to using Facebook logins throughout the web. Someday someone's going to use it to quickly gather a LOT of information and get up to serious mischief.

  11. GP
    October 8, 2011 at 1:03 pm


    • Angela Alcorn
      October 8, 2011 at 6:46 pm

      You're not the only one! I think you have company around MakeUseOf. :)

  12. Danny Manno
    October 5, 2011 at 8:22 am

    If you dont use FB this should be perfect for you. Single Sign in without risking the information others put on there FB. For those that use FB you need to log into a fake account all the time or risk your details. I just risk it and move on :)

    • Angela Alcorn
      October 5, 2011 at 8:29 am

      So do lots of people. But others worry or just generally dislike the whole concept behind it.

  13. King Indronil
    October 4, 2011 at 6:25 pm

    atleast dont have to worry about creating accounts

    • Angela Alcorn
      October 4, 2011 at 6:36 pm

      There's that positive, yeah. :)

  14. Suhel
    October 4, 2011 at 10:24 am

    I'm not on FB yay!! :D

    • Angela Alcorn
      October 4, 2011 at 1:14 pm

      I don't think you're alone in the MakeUseOf readership. :)

  15. Andrew Gould
    October 4, 2011 at 5:57 am

    I will always use a facebook login, even when there are choices. It means I don't have to remember another password for another site.

    • Angela Alcorn
      October 4, 2011 at 1:14 pm

      For some people this works really well. But then there's all those sites that don't let you use Facebook! :)

  16. guest
    October 3, 2011 at 7:33 pm

    I setup a separate FB account just for this type of thing, and have no friends attached, nothing specific in the profile...

    • Angela Alcorn
      October 4, 2011 at 1:13 pm

      Smart move!

  17. twisted
    October 3, 2011 at 3:53 pm

    I don't use facebook. Most young people have no idea how much information about them is available to the casual browser, let alone to someone screening for job applicants or rental tenants. I don't want to expose my "friends" to an onslaught of cyber marketing either.  They don't want you to use facebook for convenience, they want your information and contacts for free.
    I will always pass on that type of site.

    • Angela Alcorn
      October 3, 2011 at 6:24 pm

      I think you're right. Mostly, they want your details and social graph. One can hope that occasional sites do it as a service because they see it as better than asking you to create yet another login. But, I'm cynical mainly. :)

  18. Anonymous
    October 3, 2011 at 3:49 pm

    I've never had a Facebook account and never will. If a site requires a Facebook login it means that they don't want my participation. I've even blocked people on Twitter for asking me to friend them on Facebook. I don't judge by appearances and I don't take things at face value. 

    Not too long ago somebody I follow on Twitter said he was on Facebook and asked for help. I replied that if he was on Facebook, he was beyond help, and somebody else agreed with me saying they'd tried Facebook three times and cancelled their account each time. If you need a way to waste time, Facebook is for you. If you want to keep up with global current events and interact with extremely knowledgeable people, a Twitter account and a little discretion is the way to go. 

    • Angela Alcorn
      October 3, 2011 at 6:22 pm

      I usually figure Facebook is for friends and family while Twitter is for real world stuff and random intelligent chat. But, yes, definitely a time-waster!

  19. Saptashwa
    October 3, 2011 at 1:57 pm

    I don't have a Facebook account, and will not for sites requiring me to sign up for just a comment, rating, poll, contest et al. It's just a 'Goodbye' to that site.

    PS - I just had a thought. (At the time of commenting) 91.12% hate FB-forcers. Shouldn't MUO take a lesson and not force us to use FB or Twitter to enter contests? How about asking (tough) tech questions and awarding the best 5 (or so) answerers. That way, it's a fair contest for all - no presumptions!

    • Angela Alcorn
      October 3, 2011 at 6:21 pm

      Good point. I think mostly the competitions ask you to like us on Facebook or follow on Twitter rather than actually log into our service using one of those. Disqus for comments lets you log in with just about anything that suits you.

      But I'll pass on your thoughts to the powers that be - Thanks!

  20. Elvin
    October 3, 2011 at 12:26 pm

    Yes i hate. But, my Facebook contains only my last my real info. So.. Not such a big of deal...still hate it tho

    • Angela Alcorn
      October 3, 2011 at 6:18 pm

      It's not just your basic information though. Once you're logged in and have approved usage you never really know what it is they're going to do: Will they spam your feed? Will they track how you use the site against your demographics? Or will they collect info on your friends?

  21. Zanatlija
    October 3, 2011 at 12:19 pm

    I thought I was the rare one who hates this, but obviously I was wrong. :)

    • Angela Alcorn
      October 3, 2011 at 6:16 pm

      No it looks like, in the company of other MakeUseOf readers at least, most people hate being forced to use a Facebook login. :)

  22. Anonymous
    October 3, 2011 at 10:47 am

    I am not on Facebook.  I don't participate in anything that REQUIRES access via social network.

    • Angela Alcorn
      October 3, 2011 at 6:15 pm

      Sounds like you're not alone, either!

  23. Abraxas
    October 3, 2011 at 10:33 am

    I did have a Facebook account and I was probably one of its earliest adopters. Then the security was flawed and bugs-a-plenty. I left many years ago, when it was possible (or so they said) to completely remove you personal information of FBDB. Anyhow, I realize it is much more secure now, but it has never ever tempted me back on. Not only do I not believe in social media (which makes me a minority), I don't believe that any ONE organisation/place should hold information for so many individuals. Even thought it may have passed many tests of integrity and security, ultimately, if I only need get into FB to find out complete details of anyone, then that's not a society I am willing to be part of.

    In relation to the topic of this post. I most certainly do not think Facebook should be main "use everywhere" login. It's just too much personal information. OpenId or similar is perhaps the better option but masked by these giants. 

    • Angela Alcorn
      October 3, 2011 at 6:14 pm

      Yeah, all of these mega social networks hold a LOT of personal information. I'd hate to see how that might get used in the wrong hands.

      And yes, that's what OpenID is FOR!

  24. Jack Cola
    October 3, 2011 at 7:57 am

    I answer all Polls, but for some reason, I did not see the RSS feed one. Was it not publicised or something because that is shockenly low for the number of participants.

    • Angela Alcorn
      October 3, 2011 at 8:55 am

      I think it must have missed being tweeted or linked on Facebook. It wasn't the right week to be in the newsletter either.

      I've never seen such low results, myself - it was quite a shock. It also seems about a third of our readers don't care much for RSS or even know what it is, which is also a surprise. Ah, well. :)

  25. Mrinmoy Jyoti
    October 3, 2011 at 4:25 am

    Hate It. Also hate any site that forces to sign-up.

  26. Petah Piper
    October 3, 2011 at 3:42 am

    I would prefer to use my FB login (or google, or open ID, etc) than have to sign up to there website.

  27. 4getthis
    October 3, 2011 at 2:50 am

    Don't have a FB account, and certainly won't start one just to register on a website.

    • Angela Alcorn
      October 3, 2011 at 5:36 am

      I wonder how many people they lose this way?

  28. Zorp311
    October 3, 2011 at 1:45 am

    I fully expect world governments to one day force us to have registered internet IDs. But even then, I won't use facebook because Mark Zuckerberg is a creepy dude.

    • Angela Alcorn
      October 3, 2011 at 5:35 am

      Scary thought!

    • Tom
      October 6, 2016 at 9:35 am

      In the Netherlands it is already inconvenient to be without a DigiID - a digital identity that connects you to government "services". To acess state benefits or support (unemployment payments, social security, education grants etc.) it is mandatory to have and use a DigitalID.

      When you get one it is a little scary to see the detailed and extensive information that the Dutch state has on you (residence, DOB, nationality, health and insurance, employment and salary history, tax records, bank balances, ... and who knows what else).

  29. Jeff Fabish
    October 3, 2011 at 1:08 am

    When it's my only option, such as Spotify, yes. If I don't want to use the social networking features, I shouldn't be forced to use a social networking account. 

  30. Anomaly
    October 3, 2011 at 12:45 am

    I don't have a Facebook account and never will. If a site requires me to have one they can go screw them selves. I won't be forced to join an obviously useless POS like Facebook just to be able to log into some site.

    • Angela Alcorn
      October 3, 2011 at 5:38 am

      You're not the only one who feels this way, it's true.

    • gibbygibson
      January 22, 2015 at 5:04 pm

      I agree. All a site does for itself when it requires me to log in using Facebook is insure that I don't visit the site again. And is only FB users are able to comment on articles, etc., those comments don't represent the true population, since only a certain type of individual even has a FB account.

  31. Johnlt
    October 3, 2011 at 12:24 am

    Do not and will not in the furture use FB

    • Angela Alcorn
      October 3, 2011 at 5:39 am

      And you shouldn't feel as if you have to in order to use a third party service.

  32. William Oliver
    October 2, 2011 at 11:24 pm

    I don't hate them. I just will not use them.

    • Angela Alcorn
      October 3, 2011 at 5:39 am

      Yeah, hate's a strong word. Sorry!

      • Kyle
        November 21, 2011 at 8:17 am

        The more you hate the more you attract what you don't want which is being forced to log in using your FB account.     So simple yet so true or otherwise you will find better ways to use your time.  :)

        This is all part of the one world government coming when they can control everybody at once to bow down to them for false security at the cost of being creative.    :(

        It will likely take a giant blood bath before we ever have another *Golden age* of the internet where people are free instead of slaves to the government though HOPEFULLY the universe can cook up another solution and no voting is useless now since it's schemed to be in their favor no matter WHAT you choose.

        • Angela Alcorn
          November 21, 2011 at 9:55 am

          Probably true. These logins will cause big problems before they get changed though.

  33. Chooch 42
    October 2, 2011 at 11:10 pm

    If the site has the content, I'll visit...but I'm not on FB, and if required to sign-in on FB to comment, Rate or otherwise use the site - BYE-BYE !  If this is a "Business" arrangement...they've lost mine.  

    • Angela Alcorn
      October 3, 2011 at 5:33 am

      They really do limit their user base with things like this, don't they?

  34. TheManRetired
    October 2, 2011 at 11:07 pm

    Hate Facebook and all them social sites, hate contests also that require getting info from Facebook site.

    • Hmmmmmm
      October 3, 2011 at 1:13 pm

      Interesting how the author has commented on nearly every response except this one.

      • Angela Alcorn
        October 3, 2011 at 6:12 pm

        Sorry - not intentional! There was a lot to reply to. I must have skipped this one accidentally.

        Contests using social network info are a big one - you never really know what they're accessing.

  35. SergeantFTC
    October 2, 2011 at 10:58 pm

    I'm not on facebook, so I despise these sites.

    • Angela Alcorn
      October 3, 2011 at 5:39 am

      Fair enough!

  36. MsRose
    October 2, 2011 at 10:55 pm

    Yup, absolutely hate it. We're not ALL on Facebook y'know.

    • Angela Alcorn
      October 3, 2011 at 5:32 am

      The whole presumption that everyone will already be using one single social network is pretty ridiculous.

  37. Dave Peterson
    October 2, 2011 at 10:45 pm

    If it were just using FB to login, it wouldn't be too bad.  But they want access to everything (well, more than I'm willing to share).

    • Angela Alcorn
      October 3, 2011 at 5:31 am

      So true.

      • 2dougmac
        October 3, 2011 at 6:19 pm

        Yes, most of the time when a site asks for permission to access friends, wall postings, etc. I'll just cancel it. If they only wanted the log-on that would be ok, but I don't want to be connected to a site that I may never use again.

        • Angela Alcorn
          October 4, 2011 at 6:38 pm

          Yeah, I don't think many apps need the ability to find out who my friends are and post stuff. And especially not just because I felt like logging on to a site!

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