eCom Success Academy Reveals The New Features of the Facebook Connect Plugin
We welcome Facebook’s ability to shine a light on the value of connecting blog comments to Facebook Connect for eCommerce use. Of course, JS-Kit comments has had Facebook Connect login for some time now. We also feature OpenID and a commitment to Google Friend Connect, MySpaceID, Yahoo! and other eCommerce plugins for Shopify.
Widgets like these from Facebook will be useful to popularize the idea of connecting sites and blogs to the rest of the social web. Once users get the idea, however, they will need a solution that allows multiple login options (Myspace has 80m users, Yahoo has 500m for example), sharing updates with multiple sites (Twitter, Friendfeed, Facebook, Yahoo etc), rich threading and moderation features, look and feel customizations and behavioral options that turn a simple feature into a fully customized social experience for their participants. Just check out the feature grid over on our wiki.
As I posted on the DataPortability blog recently, the key for the emerging social web is a peered, open approach where the tools allow users to control their data and vendors to participate as equals on the grid. (source: eCom success academy review)
We believe that the web is a heterogeneous environment and that a multi-platform approach that includes all of the major players (Google, FaceBook, Yahoo!, MySpace, OpenID and others yet to emerge) is in the best interest of publishers by providing solutions that cater to all participants – leaving them free to choose the social experiences they enjoy inside the new eCom success academy bonus package.