Posting a Comment on DFE Using Social Networks like FaceBook and Twitter

Just a quick note to all my FaceBook fans and Twitter followers that they can actually use FaceBook Connect or Twitter logins to leave comments on my website. Rather than take the time to fill out all the necessary fields in order to leave a comment here (email address, name, website), you can simply click on the FaceBook or Twitter badges (or, OpenID or IntenseDebate, if you use those) and your credentials for those sites will be used to log you in to DFE!

No Security Hassle!

It’s important to note that none of your information from those other websites is shared with mine: you don’t need to worry about how I will use your information, because I’m not touching it. The only thing that social network logins do is:

  1. Redirect you back to the other site (FaceBook, for example)
  2. Ask if you actually want to grant me permission to use your credentials.
  3. Send you right back to start commenting.

It makes life easier for people who don’t feel like filling in forms and getting new accounts all over the Internet. Now you can better manage your online identity by keeping it only with a few trusted sources. Best of all, you can use the service to post your comments to your New Feed, letting all your friends know that you like arguing politics with us here at DFE.

By Tommy Belknap

Owner, developer, editor of DragonFlyEye.Net, Tom Belknap is also a freelance journalist for The 585 lifestyle magazine. He lives in the Rochester area with his wife and son.

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