I keep hearing from people, people who have Facebook, that they don’t want to mix their Facebook lives with their Vanguard lives. I hear from other people that they don’t have Facebook, don’t want to do Facebook.
First of all I get it – but there are some misconceptions as to what the Facebook log in means. It is simply a log in interface. Your Vanguard post will not appear on Facebook. Your Facebook information, other than your profile photo, will not appear or be accessible on the Vanguard.
In short, if you have a Facebook account right now – there is zero reason not to use it to log in to the Vanguard.
We have now closed access to your other log in. You can ask me for a special log in to continue using that. That remains a possibility. But it will be more cumbersome for you. All of the logins on the Vanguard will direct you to the Facebook log in. You must use the special log in information every single time.
I am going to graphically show you how easy it is to do the Facebook log in.
This is one of several possible entry points, but most people are probably going to log on from here.
It is simple – simply click on the login or registration button.
Notice – the url is a Facebook interface. The Vanguard has no access to your username and password. You are simply using the Facebook log in to interface and create an account or log into your existing account.
This is a Vanguard profile now. Notice that you can edit your profile. It has my Facebook photo, but other than that, there is no way for people to track your Facebook information.
Here is what a post looks like under Facebook:
The top one is my log in from my existing account. The bottom one is my log in through Facebook. The only difference is the profile picture. There is no link that people would even know it’s a Facebook log in. AND MOST IMPORTANTLY, your post on the Vanguard does not show up on your Facebook feed.
In other words, IF YOU HAVE A FACEBOOK account, there is ZERO REASON NOT TO USE IT TO LOG IN. NONE. ZERO. ZIP. NADA.
I’m sorry, I just want to drive in this point. There are a lot of misconceptions on this. There is no exchange of information and no way for people to track you back to Facebook or vice-versa.
Look, I’m going to honor our agreement to allow people to post under their previous log in as long it is under people’s actual name and people can apply to post under a pseudonym. But by far the easiest way to post will be through the Facebook log in. If you need help – shoot me an email and during the week, feel free to call me.