Facebook Connect is the latest gem to  make a difference in social networking.

Facebook Connect is the latest gem to make a difference in social networking.

There’s been a fair bit of speculation about just how much more sociability and interactivity the new Facebook Connect application will have around ye ole Internets since its announcement last year and now quite a bit more since its launch in December. Well, here at MarketGreener we’ve been playing around with it and finally got it to work across multiple platforms. It seems there are some extra special complexities in Internet Explorer (no surprise there), but I’m no programmer and even I got it working.

After digging around a bit, I found and implemented two different fb Connect plugins for WordPress. The one I’m employing here is Sociable’s Facebook Connect Plugin I’m not going to walk you through installation ’cause you can do that there. But I’m pretty excited about the social and marketing implications of this type of interconnectivity.

So, I’m throwing this post out there for two reasons:

  1. Blatant self-promotion. “Hey, look at me and what I did!” OK, now that that’s over…
  2. If you are a Facebook member and a MarketGreener reader, please take a moment to see how Facebook Connect works for you.

There are a couple of ways you can interact with Connect here on MarketGreener:

  1. Connect via the “Connect with Facebook” button over there on the right. Your profile pic should show up above the button and in the “Latest Visitors” box below it.
  2. You can also use the “Share” button at the bottom of the individual post page. Unfortunately it’s not showing up in the most obvious place right now, but I’ll be working on that.

I would greatly appreciate any feedback any of you, dear readers, might have. I’ve tried it out on a PC and Mac on IE (not on the Mac), Firefox and Safari and all seems pretty good so far. Even seen stuff showing up well on my Facebook page.

Once you’ve done that, feel free to check out the use of the other plugin I’m trying out over on Wyoming22. This site isn’t quite fleshed out yet, but I’m trying to get enough posts up there for a formal launch by, uh, well, at least before the end of ski season. Over there I’ve employed the WP-FacebookConnect plugin developed by Adam Hupp.  It works a little differently in that it should allow you to leave a comment while utilizing your Facebook account instead of logging in to Wyoming22. I’m not sure it’s configured correctly, but give it a try and let me know what you think.

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