Implementing More Facebook Social Plugins

Today, I’ve added two more Facebook Social Plugin features to add even more Facebook integration with this site. The first is the Facebook Activity Feed widget made possible by a WordPress plugin by Dean Peters.

fbfeed I added the Facebook ‘LIKE’ button to this blog the day it was announce at the F8 conference and it’s worked out great giving my readers a one click solution to recommending my content. Today, I’ve added two more Facebook Social Plugin features to add even more Facebook integration with this site. The first is the Facebook Activity Feed widget made possible by a WordPress plugin by Dean Peters. If you are a member of Facebook and logged into Facebook while reading this blog, you will see a widget showing you recent activity on Facebook as it relates to this blog. The second feature I added is Facebook comment. Before this was added, readers had to enter some basic information to post comments. Facebook members will now be able to add comments using their Facebook login and have the option to cross post to their Facebook feed.

Hopefully, these two new features will allow my readers to be more engaged and empower them to share their thoughts more freely. This is a brand new feature so I’m not sure how well it’s going to work. As my blog has gotten more popular over the last few months, I’ve been getting more attempted comment spams. 99.9% of it never gets through but over 300 comment spams are attempted daily. I am assuming this won’t be a problem with the Facebook comments but we’ll see.

If you have a Facebook account (and who doesn’t), feel free to test it out below.

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  • patyuen

    @ Christopher Ambler: Under your FB comment, I see options to Message, Delete, Block. http://blog.patyuen.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/07/Clip.png

    Unfortunately, there is no reply option so it’s just like Facebook’s comment section. It’s linear instead of nested. I also have the option to assign moderators and to whitelist or blacklist certain users in the admin panel.

    http://blog.patyuen.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/07/screen.png

    Two problems I see implementing this on MI is admins need to apply for an application id which only takes a few clicks on Facebook but I don’t see your members doing that. There’s also a delay as all the comments are sent via a feed from Facebook and that can take up to 10 seconds. So that presents a problem for mobile users with slow connections. You can imagine how long it might take if a picture had 50 Facebook comments.

  • patyuen

    @ Christopher Ambler: Under your FB comment, I see options to Message, Delete, Block. http://blog.patyuen.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/07/Clip.png

    Unfortunately, there is no reply option so it’s just like Facebook’s comment section. It’s linear instead of nested. I also have the option to assign moderators and to whitelist or blacklist certain users in the admin panel.

    http://blog.patyuen.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/07/screen.png

    Two problems I see implementing this on MI is admins need to apply for an application id which only takes a few clicks on Facebook but I don’t see your members doing that. There’s also a delay as all the comments are sent via a feed from Facebook and that can take up to 10 seconds. So that presents a problem for mobile users with slow connections. You can imagine how long it might take if a picture had 50 Facebook comments.

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