Do you suffer from “login fatigue?” I know I do. Login fatigue is that overwhelmed feeling produced by having too many computer login names, passwords, and codes to keep track of. (A Google search for “login fatigue” resulted in 378 entries, four times higher then when I last checked. I am sure that number will keep growing.)
It’s not that I’m lazy or trying to make a statement about logging in. The sad reality is that I have way too many logins to keep track of. As a result, I’ve had to resort to maintaining a list of my various cyberspace logins. It currently stands at 237 entries. For the most part, I need every one of them to conduct business. There are a variety of financial websites, secure access for numerous services, a plethora of logins for my diverse Internet presence (email, Websites, blogs, search engines, and so forth), and even a few—a precious few—for personal enjoyment.Login fatigue is that overwhelmed feeling produced by having too many computer login names, passwords, and codes to keep track of. Click To Tweet
Because of this frustration, I regularly close websites that require I login just to peek at their treasure trove of information. I’m not talking about those pay-for, subscription sites—which I steadfastly avoid. I’m referring to those free sites that demand that I setup an account and login with each visit. Nope, it’s not going to happen.
Its been suggested that we need some sort of universal login, one login that will work for multiple sites. That sounds great to me; I need it, because right now I’m tired of logging in.
Wordsmith Peter DeHaan is a magazine publisher by day and a writer by night. Check back each week for updated content, and look for his upcoming book, Woodpecker Wars.