Liberating Content From Behind The Registration Gate

BugMeNot.com was created as a mechanism to quickly bypass the login of web sites that require compulsory registration and/or the collection of personal/demographic information (such as the New York Times).
I had never used this tool until moments ago. I’m impressed.
On their site, they point to the anti-registration reasoning behind the service.

-It’s a breach of privacy.
-Sites don’t have a great track record with the whole spam thing.
-It’s contrary to the fundamental spirit of the net. Just ask Google.
-It’s pointless due to the significant percentage of users who enter fake demographic details anyway.
-It’s a waste of time.
-It’s annoying as hell.
-Imagine if every site required registration to access content.

About David Burn

I wrote my first ad for a political candidate when I was 17 years old. She won her race and I felt the seductive power of advertising for the first time. Today—after working for seven agencies in five states—I am head of brand strategy and creative direction at Bonehook in Portland, Oregon.