24 Sep 2009

Facebook Connect Enhancement

We’re excited to introduce a new enhancement for our Facebook Connect implementation: share comments back to Facebook.  We recently rolled this out, so if you use Facebook Connect to post comments in IntenseDebate then you might have noticed this.

Our Facebook Connect integration is a cool way to let your readers post comments using their Facebook profiles. With our latest enhancement they can now opt to share their comments with their Facebook friends when they post using Facebook Connect. Just like our “tweet this” Twitter integration, this is a great way to get your friends in the debate and drive new traffic to your blog and comments.FB checkbox 1

When you’re logged into Facebook Connect you’ll notice a new “Share on Facebook” checkbox just below the comment textbox on the right. Select that when you post using your Facebook Connect account and you’ll have the option to customize the text that you post back to Facebook.

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  1. It's a cool idea and something we've been looking at as we continue to build out our profiles. This is something that is still in the planning stages though.

    Comment by Michael Koenig — September 24, 2009 @ 5:58 pm
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    Comment by GeorgeRic — October 1, 2009 @ 2:34 am
  3. Is this feature working? I am unable to see the "share to facebook" check box on my site.

    Comment by getanalytics — October 2, 2009 @ 1:21 am
  4. Where are you encountering this? Can you please provide a link? Also what web browser are you using?

    Comment by Michael Koenig — October 2, 2009 @ 5:43 pm
  5. http://boulderanalytics.com/2009/9/22/tres-test
    Windows Firefox 3, Chrome
    Mac Safari, Firefox 3

    There is a checkbox available when signed into twitter, but not facebook.

    Also, is there a way to have the checkbox preselected?



    Comment by Bryan Hackett — October 2, 2009 @ 7:16 pm
  6. Thanks Bryan. This is likely related to a recent release that we did. We'll get this corrected shortly. Unfortunately the checkbox cannot be preselected. Thanks for your patience.

    Comment by Michael Koenig — October 2, 2009 @ 7:20 pm
  7. Is this feature gone? Additionally, it would be nice if the comment itself were imported into the text box rather than "I commented on _____" That's something a Facebook User's friends would skim over like any other obnoxious app and seems to defeat the purpose entirely.

    Comment by HeatherSolos — October 2, 2009 @ 5:39 pm
  8. Where are you encountering this? Can you please provide a link? Also what web browser are you using?

    Comment by Michael Koenig — October 2, 2009 @ 5:45 pm
  9. http://www.home-ec101.com I am using Chrome. Facebook connect works, but there is no longer an option to post to Facebook. To my knowledge I have not changed anything that could have triggered this, except for possibly an upgrade to the All In One SEO plugin.

    Comment by HeatherSolos — October 2, 2009 @ 5:57 pm
  10. Thanks Heather. We're taking a look.

    Comment by Michael Koenig — October 2, 2009 @ 5:59 pm
  11. It seems to be working again.

    Comment by HeatherSolos — October 14, 2009 @ 4:46 pm
  12. The user should be prompted to post on Facebook when they submit a comment, rather than expected to understand that they should click the "Share on Facebook" checkbox before writing. Seems unlikely that the user would do that unless they already knew what it was for and/or were pretty savvy.

    Comment by Adam Holzband — October 11, 2009 @ 9:33 pm
  13. How does IntenseDebate's FB Connect integration compare with just using the FB Connect WordPress plugin developed by Adam Hupp?

    Comment by Jeffrey Kishner — November 15, 2009 @ 4:53 pm
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  15. Please email me at support@intensedebate.com and we'll provide assistance.

    Comment by Michael — November 17, 2009 @ 5:38 pm
  16. I have sended an email to the address you have provided, hoping to get an reply soon…!!!
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    Comment by JosephStalin — November 17, 2009 @ 5:47 pm
  17. Excellent. You'll receive a response shortly. Thanks for your patience.

    Comment by Michael Koenig — November 17, 2009 @ 5:51 pm
  18. Ok… and Thankx…
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    Comment by JosephStalin — November 18, 2009 @ 3:15 am
  19. I Still Haven't received it Yet…
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    Comment by JosephStalin — November 18, 2009 @ 4:46 pm
  20. I can't get the Facebook connect feature to work. I've followed the instructions, but nothing is happening.

    Comment by peogames — November 23, 2009 @ 1:45 am
  21. Never mind, it popped up now. 🙂

    Comment by peogames — November 23, 2009 @ 1:46 am
  22. Hi, the Facebook connect feature doesnt work all the times
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    Comment by Admin — November 29, 2009 @ 2:16 pm
  23. Can you please email me at support@intensedebate.com with details? What web browser are you using? What specifically doesn't work? Where does this occur? Please provide specific links. Thanks.

    Comment by Michael Koenig — November 30, 2009 @ 5:04 pm
  24. I've been using the WordPress plugin version of this for quite some time, and have been waiting for IntenseDebate to integrate this. So excited, but not sure I'm ready to switch back yet. Like many who are commenting here, I'd prefer it to ask the user if they want it to happen proactively, rather than requiring them to have the foresight to click the "share on facebook" box. With the WP plugin, when a FB Connect user comments, they are immediately given the option to publish it on their wall (or not). I see so much traffic coming from Facebook (honestly, I can't tell if it's from my own status updates or from people seeing the "so-and-so commented on …." in their news updates … but I hate to risk losing that.
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    Comment by fmckinnon — January 8, 2010 @ 6:39 pm
  25. "Share on Facebook" option looks ugly on my website… how can I remove it? (leaving facebook-connect on, by the way)?


    Comment by ernexto — March 9, 2010 @ 10:25 am
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  27. +1 for making 'share on facebook' checked by default.

    Comment by Dmitriy Dzema — June 21, 2010 @ 2:50 am

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