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The Developer’s Guide to Social Programming: Building Social Context Using Facebook, Google Friend Connect, and the Twitter API by Mark D. Hawker

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7 Using Facebook for Sharing, Commenting, and Stream Publishing

Chapter 6, “Registration, Authentication, and Translations with Facebook Connect,” explained how to use Facebook for user authorization and authentication, which enables users to log in to a website or application using their Facebook credentials. Once connected, it is possible to access users’ Facebook details to personalize an application to their needs, such as providing custom content for males or females or international visitors and interacting with their friends. For activity publishing, the Open Stream API can be used to track user activities such as comments, likes, or shares, which can then be retrieved for users and their friends. This creates a “virtuous cycle of sharing” ...

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