Over the past year or so Facebook has slowly been opening up more and more of their platform, making baby steps towards allowing all of a users data to be used on other websites. Earlier this week they opened up a little more, but this time releasing badges for the non-developer community. For personal accounts there is a profile badge as well as a photo badge allowing users to share profile information and selected photos on other websites using easy to implement embed code. For businesses there is a fan box, live stream box and a page badge. The Fan box allows people to become your fan or view your page stream, the live stream box allows users to post messages in real time and the page badge functions similar to the profile badge but for businesses. Check out all of the widgets on Facebook or see an implementation of the two personal widgets for my page below.
Posted on: 09/07/2009