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Dec 8 2008   7:12PM GMT

Overheard – Facebook Connect is like Beacon without the marketing sleeze

Margaret Rouse Margaret Rouse Profile: Margaret Rouse

om_malik.jpg Facebook Connect, which was announced in May and is being rolled out this week, allows you to use your Facebook login to access Facebook’s partner web sites, then broadcast what you are doing on those sites to everyone on Facebook. It’s like Facebook Beacon — minus the marketing sleaziness.

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Alex Howard did a great job summarizing some of the issues surrounding Facebook Connect. I’m watching to see how long CNET uses it as a way to register. Will they keep it — or quietly drop it?

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