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Pros and Cons of the Facebook Comments Plugin

By: Gini Dietrich | March 10, 2011 | 
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It’s Facebook question of the week time (clap, clap, clap)!

Ken Colburn asks, “What are the pros and cons of the new Facebook Comments plugin that just launched?”

For those of you who don’t know, last week (last week? two weeks ago?) Facebook launched a service that allows you to post your blog comments to your stream. From the development blog:

Comments Box is a social plugin that enables user commenting on your site so they are easily shared with friends or with people who like your Page. If a user leaves the “Post to Facebook” box checked when she posts a comment, a story appears on her friends’ News Feed and links back to your site.

Friends and people who like the Page can then respond to the discussion by liking or replying directly in the News Feed or on your site. Threads stay synced across regardless of where the comment was made.

My answer to Ken on this topic is in the video below (if you can’t see it in your RSS feed, click here and it’ll magically appear).

What do you think? Do you post your comments to Facebook (or Twitter)? If you have a blog, are you going to install this plugin? Do you find this annoying or helpful?

Geoff Livingston did an interesting, and very thoughtful, blog post about this very topic last week. Head over there and see what he has to say. But after you answer the above questions and my question (totally unrelated; below)!

P.S. In return for answering Ken’s question (and yours in an upcoming week if you leave one!), I ask you a question on the Arment Dietrich wall. So head over there and tell me what you think! You can even like the page, answer, and unlike the page if you don’t want to friend us. It won’t hurt my feelings. Well, not much.

About Gini Dietrich


Gini Dietrich is the founder and CEO of Arment Dietrich, a Chicago-based integrated marketing communications firm. She is the lead blogger here at Spin Sucks and is the founder of Spin Sucks Pro. She is the co-author of Marketing in the Round and co-host of Inside PR. Her second book, Spin Sucks, is available now.

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