If you are a Facebook user, when you will login to your Facebook
account today you will find a new widgets section for personal
websites. This officially released Widgets Center features a number of
widgets that Facebook has already made available, and will likely
feature new widgets as the company rolls them out. At present it has
just five of them available but even with the limited selection, there
are some innovative ones to choose from.
According to facebook, the widget can support millions of simultaneous
viewers updating in real time, and is encouraging publishers to use the
Live Stream next to live streaming videos of concerts, speeches,
sporting events, webcasts, TV shows, presentations, or webinars. With
the help of this new Widget Center, Publishers will be able to
customize the widget and moderate comments, also if you are not
aFacebook account holder you will also be able to leave comments. With
the Comments Box, Facebook users on your site can comment on your
content, post those comments to their profiles, and share them with
their friends on Facebook. The Comments Box allows non-Facebook users
to make comments on your site as well. And via our APIs, you can access
related comments made on Facebook as well to bring the conversation
These 5 distinct widgets that Widget Center currently has are:-
- Personal Profile Widgets
- Profile Badge that lets you share your Facebook information on other websites.
- Photo Badge that allows you to share your Facebook photos on other websites.
- Website or Business Widgets
- Fan Box that allow users to become your fan and view your Facebook Page stream.
- Live Stream Box that allow Facebook users to connect, share and post updates in real-time.
- Page Badge that allows to share your Facebook Page information on other websites.
The widget shows the status updates from the fans and optionally
their Facebook profile photos.The appeal of widgets for users is that
they allow easy and quick integration with existing websites whose
administrators might not have the technical know-how to implement a
full Facebook Connect application.However, some of the features of
these new widgets, like displaying photos publically, would seem to go
against the agreement they made with Canada. Do vist the new Facebook Widgets Site