Being Social Can Be About Code, Not Just Twitter or Facebook01 Mar 2014
I was looking through VersionEye today, a company that provides a notification system for software libraries. After I was done browsing the site I wanted to sign up and test drive, and when I visited their login page, it spoke my language.
In addition to the traditional signup form, VersionEye allows me to signup with the “social media account” of my choice, giving me the option with oAuth via Github or Bitbucket. I’m more Github than Bitbucket, but I like that VersionEye allows me to use either, and they acknowledges that both are “social”.
I use Github for just as many interactions as I do my Twitter and Facebook. Being social in 2014 is increasingly done via Github and Bitbucket, and often times doesn’t directly involve writing or reading of code, but one degree of separation, where we all build the code that drives the world wide web, in a very social way.
Also, a shamless plug: You can easily create this login for using OAuth.io!