Commenting on BMWBlog via Facebook – Moving a step forward

Others | January 24th, 2009 by 17
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I have always envisioned our blog moving into a more social network direction, a place where our readers can interact, exchange ideas, opinions and simply …

I have always envisioned our blog moving into a more social network direction, a place where our readers can interact, exchange ideas, opinions and simply just talk about our favorite brand, BMW.

After weeks of hard work, we accomplished to connect BMWBlog to Facebook. So, starting today, readers with a Facebook account will be able to login and comment on BMWBlog using their Facebook profile.

Commenting on BMWBlog via Facebook   Moving a step forward

There are many great benefits from this, but more important, you’ll no longer have to enter a name, email address and website manually before leaving a comment. Just click once on the “Facebook Connect” button in the comment box area and we’ll automatically detect who you are, even on return visits.

Your name and photo conveniently link to your Facebook profile as well, making it easier for other readers to get in touch with you and maybe become your friends on Facebook. Building a community around our blog, it’s a priority for us.

Also keep in mind that comments left via a Facebook profile will be posted both on BMWBlog and on your Facebook news feed.

The catch – there’s always a catch – is that your comments will appear right next to your Facebook real name and photo. If you want to fly under the radar and stay anonymous, it’s fine by us, just simply fill out the comment box as before. But remember, building a community is all we hope for.

In the meantime, try the Facebook Connect implementation and let us know what you think in the comments. Suggestions about how we should expand or improve our usage of Facebook Connect are also most welcome.

Special thanks to Adam Hupp at Facebook for helping us throughout the process.

  • adood84

    I cannot see the button , unless the internet here at work is playing up

  • izzy

    i cant seem to see it either

  • izzy

    ive noticed that the button doesnt show with the opera broswer, ie and chrome are working fine

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Greg-Epps/1643340290 Greg Epps

    What plugin are you guys using to connect FB with WP? Or did you write custom code? Geeks demand details! :)

  • Gil

    neato.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Mohammed-AlMomen/643868286 Mohammed AlMomen

    This is adood84 , just testing this out

  • http://www.bmwblog.com Horatiu B.

    Thanks for the feedback guys! We’ll look into the potential issues with Opera.

    Greg, send me an email at info at bmwblog.com and I will give you more details.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Ali-Moradi/694477872 Ali Moradi

    Good job!

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Islam-Essam/573635925 Islam Essam

    GREAT !!!

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Kevin-Reder/593144023 Kevin Reder

    This is fantastic technology, great work!

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Adam-Hupp/806285106 Adam Hupp

    Nice job getting this setup Horatiu.

  • http://www.bmwblog.com Horatiu B.

    @Adam Hupp

    Thanks again Adam, could have not done it without you :)

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Alex-Vintu/124900584 Alex Vintu

    I liike

  • Facebook User

    testing

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Gerald-Belton/1419392529 Gerald Belton

    testing… Good API connect.

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  • http://www.facebook.com katherine nicole

    good boy :D

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