WordPress Facebook App

As if I didn’t use Facebook enough, now it’s entering my blogging world. The new Facebook app for WordPress rolled out this week.

“The plugin was built by Facebook engineers in collaboration with open source partners, and makes it simple for anyone to make their WordPress site more social – no coding required,” Facebook engineer Matt Kelly wrote in a blog post introducing the tool.

This new integration will make cross posting your blog on the world’s most popular social network even easier. For example the new Facebook plugin will allow you to specify groups and individuals you wish to share a post with by an easy to use type and drop box, so you can use the new tool to share with your personal networks. You can also add personal messages to the people you wish to share with. With this it appears Facebook is aiming to become a destination site for original, non-user-generated content — as well as more of a gateway to the wider web. Much like a search engine with feelings.

Jun 2012