Facebook Connect gaining momentum

I’ve mentioned a few times that I’m a big fan of Facebook Connect. It’s easy for end users to understand and use, and relatively straightforward for developers to implement also. I’ve been working on adding Connect support to ShareEdmonton, and haven’t run into any major roadblocks yet.

Recently, I started looking for information about other sites that have integrated Facebook Connect. Here are some highlights:

And most recently, I found this very interesting post about Citysearch, one of the first websites to integrate with Facebook Connect:

In the four months the site has been testing Facebook Connect, 94 percent of reviewers have published their reviews to Facebook, where an average of 40 people see them and 70 percent click back to Citysearch. That has translated into new members: daily registrations on Citysearch have tripled.

That’s fairly impressive – every item shared through Facebook generates 28 unique visitors! Though I’m not quite sure how they got those numbers, so take them with a grain of salt.

I fully expect Facebook Connect to keep gaining momentum!

  • Kathleen

    I wish that Edmonton International Airport could be like Calgary Airport…. actual free wifi… I suppose we’ll all be dreaming.

    Even for FB Connect, Calgary is miles ahead of us!

  • I’ve been thinking about adding Facebook Connect to the Free WiFi authentication pages too. I’ve just got to figure out how to do it!

    Thanks for the YYC article, good find 😀

  • No worries Eric – I can help with Facebook Connect…though I wonder what advantage it would give users on the Free WiFi pages!

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