Facebook Social Plugins Going Strong
Facebook announced that over 50,000 websites integrated their new new social plugins in just one week. Yea, that's right, 50,000.
The plugins are at the hub of Facebook's strategy to leverage their Open Graph initiative.
Facebook launched the Open Graph API and social plugins during the F8 conference in San Francisco last weel. Open Graph creates a personalized web browsing experience via the most popular social networking service in the world.
Social plugins, for example, allow users to interact with other websites without even logging in, i.e. "Like." This feature is one that has been discussed frequently and somewhat frowned upon mostly because of privacy issues.
None of the complaining has stopped Facebook’s Open Graph, though. Last Wednesday, Facebook launched with 75 partners. Now there are over 50,000 websites on board — that’s nearly 300 websites adding Facebook social plugins per hour, according to Mashable.
It's hard to come across a website or a blog that doesn't have Facebook fused into it. Their plan to be the centric force in web traffic, sharing and community is happening at a rapid pace.