The Troubles

The launch of 'The Verge' is an exciting occasion that many of us have waited months for. The first thing I did when the site came online was sign up with my desired username and started checking my account settings. Imagine my surprise when I stumbled upon the account option "unlink you facebook account". You see, I don't have a facebook account, I never have. There shouldn't be anything to "unlink".

So what has the Verge linked in my settings? Did the Verge decide to just plain sign me up for facebook somehow, the site did require an awful lot of personal information at sign up?