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Getting Started with Facebook Connect

We've had an incredible week watching the Web become more social and authentic as sites are get started with Facebook Connect. Just today CNET launched their implementation of Facebook Connect, enabling users to comment with their real identity on all of CNET's properties. And there are more exciting things in store for commenters and bloggers alike in the days to come.

    Now, across dozens of sites developers have implemented ways for users to:
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    <li>Share class notes and ratings of professors on <a href="">Koofers</a></li>
    <li>Share eco-friendly tips with like-minded people on <a href="">Huddler</a></li>
    <li>Watch and comment on videos on <a href="">Vimeo</a></li>
    <li>Share information for events planned at sites like <a href="">
        Eventbrite</a> and <a href="" title="Acteva">Acteva</a><br/>
        <li>Access sheet music at <a href="">Cantorion</a><br/>
            <li>Take fun quizzes with <a href="">Brainfall</a><br/>
                <li>Easily join alumni networks for schools like <a href=";gid=1&amp;pgid=3&a

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Check out the full list of live sites on our Developer Wiki, and add yours as you go live.

The word is spreading. Earlier this week more than 250 developers attended the Paris Facebook Developer Garage at Le Web featuring content around Facebook Connect, including exciting developments from Netvibes. And, last night we saw more than 100 people attend the Bay Area Facebook Meetup (this event is not managed by Facebook) to learn more about Facebook Connect. During one presentation GovIt shared insights about their implementation, including that 58% of their new users sign up through Facebook Connect. Since implementing Connect, GovIt has seen overall engagement and registration rates double, according to GovIt's Taylor Norrish.

Things are abuzz in the halls of Facebook as we watch you make it easier for the 130 million Facebook users to share and connect with content on your sites. We're already hard at work on the next set of features, so stay tuned!

To help you get started with Facebook Connect on your website, fellow Facebook engineer Luke Shepard and I prepared a video to show you how to add Facebook Connect to your blog in just a few minutes. You can watch it here or see it full size.