by Wikipediocracy staff
Efforts are underway to allow users to log in to WMF projects using their Facebook accounts, a member of the WMF development team has revealed to Wikipediocracy. This would permit anyone with a Facebook account to start editing Wikipedia without having to create a separate Wikipedia account. According to our source, anonymous editing would be disabled or severely limited once the Facebook login, to be called “FUL (Facebook Unified Login)”, is enabled.
Use of Facebook accounts to log in to websites or services is becoming more common because it benefits both users and providers. It not only saves a user from having to sign up and remember account details, it also takes advantage of Facebook’s existing policing of fake accounts. In the past, WMF projects had separate logins for each project, so that a user might have different usernames and passwords from project to project.
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