Facebook New Social Plugins
Thanks to Mari Smith for finding the new Social Plugins on Facebook !
Facebook Social Plugins
Facebook Social plugins are hosted on Facebook and can be found on their facebook developers page here: http://developers.facebook.com/plugins. Thanks to Mari Smith who commented about this today on her profile, she had found the new Recommendations widget, which is quite cool. I added it immediately to my blog.
The Recommendations plugin shows personalized recommendations to your users. Since the content is hosted by Facebook, the plugin can display personalized recommendations whether or not the user has logged into your site. To generate the recommendations, the plugin considers all the social interactions with URLs from your site. For a logged in Facebook user, the plugin will give preference to and highlight objects that his/her friends have interacted with.
I added pennybutler.com into the box, and it immediately comes up with the HTML code that you can use in a widget on your blog.
The Activity Feed plugin displays the most interesting recent activity taking place on your site. Since the content is hosted by Facebook, the plugin can display personalized content whether or not the user has logged into your site. The activity feed displays stories both when users like content on your site and when users share content from your site back to Facebook. If a user is logged into Facebook, the plugin will be personalized to highlight content from their friends. If the user is logged out, the activity feed will show .everyone. content from your site, and give the user the option to log in to Facebook.
The plugin is filled with activity from the user’s friends. If there isn’t enough friend activity to fill the plugin, it is backfilled with .everyone. activity. If you set the recommendations param to true, the plugin is split in half, showing friends activity in the top half, and recommendations in the bottom half. If there is not enough friends activity to fill half of the plugin, it will include more recommendations.
The Like button enables users to make connections to your pages and share content back to their friends on Facebook with one click. Since the content is hosted by Facebook, the button can display personalized content whether or not the user has logged into your site. For logged-in Facebook users, the button is personalized to highlight friends who have also liked the page.
The Like Box is a social plugin that enables Facebook Page owners to attract and gain Likes from their own website. The Like Box enables users to:
* See how many users already like this page, and which of their friends like it too
* Read recent posts from the page
* Like the page with one click, without needing to visit the page
The Live Stream plugin lets users visiting your site or application share activity and comments in real time. The Live Stream Box works best when you are running a real-time event, like live streaming video for concerts, speeches, or webcasts, live Web chats, webinars, massively multiplayer games.
The Comments Box easily enables your users to comment on your site’s content — whether it’s for a web page, article, photo, or other piece of content. Then the user can share the comment on Facebook on their Wall and in their friends’ streams.
Login with Faces
The Login with Faces plugin shows profile pictures of the user’s friends who have already signed up for your site in addition to a login button.
The Facepile plugin shows profile pictures of the user’s friends who have already signed up for your site.