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Facebook social plug-ins popping up all over the Web

May 11, 2010 | 12:12 pm

Even with all the privacy hoopla, security breaches (yet another one here) and even the rise of the search term “how do I delete my Facebook account,” Facebook’s new social plug-ins are spreading throughout the online world.

After just three weeks, they have popped up on more than 100,000 websites, showing just how interested everyone is in connecting with Facebook’s nearly 500 million users. According to TechCrunch, Facebook is getting billions of impressions every day thanks to the rapid adoption of the plug-ins.

“As we’ve found on Facebook, people share, read, and generally engage more with any type of content when it’s surfaced through friends and people they know and trust,” Justin Osofsky wrote on Facebook’s developer blog Tuesday. “We’re bringing activities that have been social in the offline world, such as sharing news, reviews, and sports enthusiasm, and giving sites a way for their users to experience their content with friends.”

-- Jessica Guynn

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