10 New Things to know about the New Facebook Connect

  1. List of Facebook Connect live sites at the Facebook Developers Wiki
  2. Facebook Connect Plug-In Directory at the Facebook Developers Wiki
  3. Adding Facebook Connect to your Site/Blog seems really complicated. Here are two tutorials that I’m not even going to try until Facebook/Wordpress makes it more simple:
    1. How to Add Facebook Connect to your Blog in Eight Minutes (Eight difficult minutes!)
    2. Facebook Connect WordPress plugin (with a slightly incomprehensible tutorial video)
  4. Facebook Connect to Integrate with Twitter. Why would Twitter do this? Facebook members = 110 million, Twitter members = 5 million.
  5. Disqus makes Comments Better with Facebook Connect. Why? Now your disparate comments can be aggregated into one Facebook account for all to see.
  6. Facebook Connect Integrated into Pluck Social Media Platform. Now, Pluck’s mainstream media clients like SF Chronicle and OC Register can facilitate login process and augment valued consumer interaction.
  7. One way to use Facebook Connect to publicize events: Eventbrite plugs event details into Facebook with one click.
  8. Sexy Widgets’ excellent examination of FB’s Pros (i.e., Facebook Connect drives traffic from Facebook to your site) and Cons (i.e., cede site user contact details to Facebook).
  9. The Portable Social Graph – why Facebook Connect is a Potential Game Changer.
  10. Uh-oh, Facebook is about to Become the Internet – Sitepoint

About Pat Kitano

Patrick Kitano works with brands in developing hyperlocal engagement solutions and is administrator of the Breaking News Network, a national hyperlocal network devoted to community service. He is the author of The Local Network on Street Fight, and is reachable via Twitter @pkitano and email pkitano@gmail.com.

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