Report: Facebook® to Overhaul Commenting System for Third-Party Sites

Facebook has updated its tool, reviews/comments, on third party websites. The comments can now be published to and from Facebook. The social networking website, Facebbok, announced that it has upgraded its module “Comments”. Now, any website can enjoy the community of some 600 million users of Facebook, integrating this module. Comments can be written from the third party website in question or from Facebook. By default, they also appear on the Facebook page of the author, and in the current thread of friends.

Facebook launched a new management interface to force users to identify themselves before they leave comments on partner sites/third party sites. Now users can no more comment on articles anonymously. So far, as on many social network partner websites, you could leave comments by logging in via their Facebook profile. But it is always possible to do so anonymously. According to Facebook, this would facilitate the work of moderators who could then ban certain words as insults.

In line with this newly introduced interface, the third party sites would require users to identify with Facebook or other identity providers such as Yahoo! When leaving a comment, a user’s name appears with a Facebook link to their profile. But with the new platform, these IDs could be accompanied by the school, workplace, city, or age. According to officials of Facebook, it will be more appropriate for users to identify themselves. With this interface, when users leave a comment on a Facebook partner site, this comment will also be posted on his/her wall. If a friend tells him on the Facebook wall, the answer will be automatically duplicated on the website on which the first comment was posted.

In short, Facebook has launched a new version of its plug-in management reviews, requiring users to identify themselves before they can intervene on partner websites. The fact is that a real interaction between the partner sites and social network Facebook has been implemented. The published comments appear on the wall of the user and can be viewed by friends. The latter will have the opportunity to respond and the conversation will appear not only on Facebook but also on the original site. For now, this interface is still being tested. But what is going to distribute any personal data of users, we must admit that Facebook is really the number one social networking website.

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