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Dec 02, 2008 03:50 PM

Courtesy of the internets 14year old blogger.

Facebook, the world's most popular social networking platform will be rolling out a new feature called 'Facebook Connect" which would allow its users to log onto several high-profiles Web sites using their Facebook ID and see their friends' activities.

Facebook Connect will now enable third party websites to implement and offer even more features of Facebook Platform off of Facebook – similar to features available to third party applications today on Facebook. Facebook will start off with Web sites which include Digg, Hulu, Discovery.com and a few others.

Users count on Facebook to stay connected to their friends and family. With Facebook Connect, users can take their friends with them wherever they go on the Web. Developers will be able to add rich social context to their websites. Developers will even be able to dynamically show which of their Facebook friends already have accounts on their sites.

“Everyone is looking for ways to make their Web sites more social,” said Sheryl Sandberg, Facebook’s chief operating officer. “They can build their own social capabilities, but what will be more useful for them is building on top of a social system that people are already wedded to.”

This new technology will benefit both parties. For Facebook, it helps boosts interaction between Facebook users whereas the other party will gain traffic as more people visit the website and comment on the articles.

However, it seems that Facebook will need to roll out another advertising plan in order to attract its potential advertisers.

“It’s becoming very clear that advertisers don’t know how to advertise on Facebook,” said Charlene Li, an independent consultant and social media analyst. “But if you take a group of Facebook friends and put them on a travel site where they are spending more time and generating more ad dollars in a focused area like travel, that is an opportunity ripe for getting revenues back and sharing it.”

I hope that Facebook Connect will bring more interaction and make the social Web more livelier.

http://kidtechguru.blogspot.com/2008/12/facebook-connect-lets-you-bring-your.html

 

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