Benzido writes "A lot of websites these days ask you to create a user profile and log in before you see any content. Sometimes this is beneficial to you as a user, because the functionality of the site depends on access to your own usage history, like on eBay. Other times, it is of benefit only to the operator of the site, who wants to be able to track user behaviour. I suppose that those of us who aren't averse to wearing tinfoil hats feel more than a little violated by this.
There's a few sites which aim to free you of this process by providing anonymous accounts for different sites. For example, bugmenot.com gives you a long list of accounts to log into each website.
But it would be much better if I could just assume that a particular account would be available on all sites. Imagine if you could just log into every site as 'John Hendrix' and enter the password 'foobar01'.
Is there any reason why we can't all log into the New York Times using the same username and password? I was thinking we could make a community effort to create the same account on all of those sites which ask you to login. So whether you were visiting the Sacramento Bee, the New York Times or the New York Post, you could be sure that 'John Hendrix' had the same password. And if you visit a site where John Hendrix doesn't exist, or has been deleted by the administrator, just make a new account for him."