Here’s why iOS 6 Facebook integration is a bad idea
As I expected, the WWDC was mostly pretty boring: Apple is putting new processors in its computers, woo hoo. But there was one pretty interesting bit in there: with iOS 6, you sign into Facebook once and you’re off and running.
Wait, what? Are you insane? What were you thinking?
Let’s start with the most basic problem: you are now, with iOS, constantly logged in, at all times, to Facebook. At all times. Even when your phone is, say, left on your desk for a minute while you step away to get a coffee and your annoying coworker happens to see it. Sure, you locked it. You remembered to lock it, right?
The first wave of attack on Facebook will be dicks. Seriously. Picture after picture after picture of dicks. The temptation for the kind of guy who thinks it’s funny to leave a picture of his dick on your phone seeing that “Share” button will just be too great. The Facebook Censorship Archives will know more about the modern American penis than the American Urological Society.
But next will come the over-sharing. Seriously, everybody knows somebody who just is completely unable to stop talking about themselves. And now these people will have the ability to spontaneously send their entire friend network photos of themselves. Constantly. All the time. And update their Facebook without touching their phone.
Just save yourself some time and hide anybody who’s already annoying now. They’re just going to get worse.
Facebook and iOS 6 Integration [Computerworld]