At yesterday’s Facebook F8 conference in San Francisco, Open Graph API. One component of this new API is to allow third party websites such as this to embed a Facebook LIKE button. I’m happy to announce we have already fully implemented this feature on every post and page of this blog. At the bottom of each article, you will see a Facebook LIKE button which you can click. If you click it, your Facebook avatar will be added with a link to your Facebook page. A new wall post will be added to your Facebook account that will read something like this “Jennifer likes Are you a bad parent? | blog.patyuen.com on blog.patyuen.com.”announced the new Facebook
There are already a few people freaking out about this due to privacy issues but let me assure you there are no new privacy issues. This kind of technology has been around for years. If you are familiar with Digg.com, StumbleUpon.com, or Delicious.com, this is a similar concept but on a much larger scale due to Facebook’s presence. It’s a 100% opt in system. That means if you don’t want to tell anyone you like that clown fetish website, don’t click the like button. There is also an option to opt out on certain partner sites by clicking the ‘No Thanks’ button. You can further protect your privacy by unchecking what information your friends can share with third party applications. To do this, log into your Facebook account, go to Account-Privacy Settings. Choose Applications and Websites. Then choose What your friends can share about you. Uncheck any or all options.