Facebook Really Wants You to Stick Around

Keeps You at Facebook Even When You're Away

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Facebook has found another way to make sure you stay connected with the social network from other sites besides Facebook Connect. They have now launched a feature that keeps you at Facebook, while also navigating other sites you got to from Facebook.

When one of your friends posts a link, you can go to it while a Facebook navigation bar will show up on the top of your screen, allowing you to comment while you’re at the third-party site.

"We’re really excited about this feature since the ability to engage with the comments of your friends can help point out something new, and that can spur thoughtful or amusing discussion. We want to enable you to comment seamlessly on interesting content you see anywhere on the web and share more easily with your friends," says Makinde Adeagbo on the Facebook Blog.

Adeagbo notes that the feature is still rolling out, and not everybody will be able to access it yet, but it will be widely available in the coming weeks. I for one am not seeing it yet.

The addition of the navigation bar is a good move on Facebook’s part. It’s a way to keep people from getting sidetracked, and getting too far away from their ads. Smart. It could actually be useful to Facebook users as well, who intend to go back to the social network after viewing a link anyway. It looks like there is an option to close the bar if you wish, so it shouldn’t be too intrusive.

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  • http://ecotourismleavingfootprints.blogspot.com/ Guillaume

    This is a logical step as they want to have an ubiquous presence on Internet. They are the next Google, they will be everywhere!

  • http://officialsafetyandsecurity.com Debbie Morgan

    Since my main objective on FaceBook is to socially market my safety and security web site and raise awareness for it’s products, this is great news. I can send friends to my site without leaving FaceBook and we can comment on it.

    Thanks, Chris, for this great info!

  • http://www.doggybehave.com/dog-training-specific-to-breed.php Sam Nichols

    Well does anyone remeber Hi5? myspace, facebook is trying its best to be replace by a new social networking website, but what they doing at the moment is a great job, both benefiting users and businesses trying to promote on facebook

  • http://www.posicionarsitio.es posicionarsitio

    Oh! I’ve just suffered from going out of Facebook!!!. I need a tool like this not to be isolated from the rest of you, dudes!


  • http://www.efectivaweb.com efectivaweb

    Some months ago, some people said it was the end of Facebook. I didn’t agree. And right now, I am sure there is more than what we expected over that. Really enjoy Facebook though I am sure it has to continue growing, improving and making it simple



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