Facebook connect

Discussion in 'Site and Forum Feedback' started by retroneo, Dec 9, 2008.

  1. retroneo macrumors 6502a

    Apr 22, 2005
    I'd really like macrumors forum to use facebook connect.

    facebook connect is opt-in and gives:

    1. universal friend lists across applications and web sites.
    2. universal sign-in (no more separate logins and passwords across web sites)
    3. apps and sites can publish back to your news feed
    4. single console to manage personal data and privacy across all sites and apps

    imagine the possibilities....
  2. twoodcc macrumors P6


    Feb 3, 2005
    Right side of wrong
  3. bjett92 macrumors 6502a

    Oct 22, 2007
    Indy, IN
  4. retroneo thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Apr 22, 2005
    It's like openID but with stunning usability improvements. Even if you were unregistered you don't even need to enter your user ID or password. You also don't get redirected away from the site. It's very Mac like.

    But that's just the single sign-on component. Facebook connect is so much more...

    Trusted authentication: Offer Facebook users the option to log in to your site with one click.
    Real identity: Integrate your users’ Facebook identities into your site.
    Friend linking: Let your connected users find their Facebook friends on your site.
    Dynamic privacy: Enable users to bring their information and privacy settings with them to your site.
    Social distribution: Allow users to share actions and information from your site with their friends on Facebook including publishing Feed stories to profiles and sending requests.


    Facebook connect is coming for iPhone too, allowing iPhone apps to use your friend lists (imagine games...) It also means the end of creating new user accounts, registering for sites and apps etc..
  5. Eraserhead macrumors G4


    Nov 3, 2005
    Could be good, but does it require a Facebook account or would you be able to continue to use the old system? Many members may not be on Facebook.
  6. chilipie macrumors 6502a


    May 8, 2006
    And therefore if one account is compromised, so are all the others…
  7. RedTomato macrumors 68040


    Mar 4, 2005
    .. London ..
    OK so you've been a MR member for 3 years, but this is making you look like a real corporate shill - just regurgitating the PR bla bla bla - you haven't given any specific examples of MR defects that your proposal would fix.

    This would make MR heavily dependent on FB working properly, and and also uses proprietary code that Longofest and WildCowboy probably won't be allowed to inspect or modify.

    In a word, NO.

    Sorry to ruin your bonus from your employers.

    I'm not a mod or anything, but that's my opinion.

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