Monday, December 01, 2008

Facebook Aims to Extend Its Reach Across the Web

Facebook Connect, as the company's new feature is called, allows its members to log onto other Web sites using their Facebook identification and see their friends’ activities on those sites. Like Beacon, the controversial advertising program that Facebook introduced and then withdrew last year after it raised a hullabaloo over privacy, Connect also gives members the opportunity to broadcast their actions on those sites to their friends on Facebook.

I used to be an intermittent Facebook user -- until I realized I could enjoy most of its worthy elements more quickly and efficiently with Twitter. There's nothing exactly wrong with Facebook, but it's cluttered and inordinately time-consuming.

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