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Wednesday, May 06, 2009

Digg To Launch Facebook Connect Today!

image Digg is going to roll out the long-awaited release of Facebook Connect today. Facebook Connect allows Facebook’s 200+ million members to login and start Digging and commenting right away. If you’re already a Digg member, linking your account makes it easy to cross-post, sharing your Digg activities on your Facebook home page.

After connecting, you will now have access to Digg friend features, such as green story icons that appear once a friend has dugg a story. You can also choose to automatically follow your Facebook friends, or invite your friends to Digg from your Facebook Connect settings page in your profile.

This represents one of the largest and more complex Facebook integrations to date. Over the past months, Digg team has been working with the Facebook team to establish key standards and best practices, paving the way for future Facebook Connect partners. The team worked through several platform, data portability and scalability issues. The preference pages allow you to easily manage everything in one place and you always control the information you share.

Privacy is really important and so you’ll always have complete control over your information. Whenever you Digg, comment, or submit, you’ll see a dialog window asking you whether you want to share that info with your Facebook friends. Sharing your activity isn’t currently automatic, so this setting allows you to publish only the actions you want to share. However, you will soon find an option to publish all of your Digg activity if you wish to avoid the prompt. All of your preferences and privacy settings can be managed from the settings page in your profile. Should you ever choose to disable Facebook Connect, all personal information will be removed from the Digg site.

Check out Facebook Connect in action:


Digg: Facebook Connect Demo from Digg Meetups on Vimeo.

For more details, check out FAQ.

1 comment:

Harsh Agrawal said...

I enabled the feature after seeing on official Digg blog, but It turns out to be very annoying because whenever we digg any article it enable a pop up saying Do you want to post it on facebook.
If you are an active digger who Digg more then 100 posts a day. You will always find this feature very annoying.

Its better to keep a check box, which can be used to publish any dugg article on your facebook wall.