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Facebook Connect allows users to log in and sign up for third-party apps, games, websites, and services using only their Facebook account.  This is essentially the end result of a set of APIs and the Open Graph protocol created by the social network for third-party developers and users to integrate and share content and communities.

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If WordPress had a show in Vegas it would be Celine Dion. WordPress is by far the most popular CMS platform around—having reached Bieber-like status. Referring to WordPress as a CMS is debatable though as technically it is closer to a blogging platform then CMS. Only recently has it upgraded and added a sufficient amount of plugins that it can mimic a CMS.

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The name Drupal was adjusted from the Dutch word ‘druppel’, or water droplet, and was named accidentally by Dutch creator Dries Buytaert when he misspelled the Dutch word for village ‘dorp’ while checking a domain name. Upon further consideration Buytaert thought his misspelling of Drupal simply sounded better, and kept it—giving us the name Drupal. Since its initial inception as a message board Drupal has come a long way as the accidentalness stopped there.

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Social media plugins play an important role in connecting websites and web services to social networks. Social media services allow websites to engage with their visitors in a fresh and interactive way— and have become essential to the health and growth of a new web. This article outlines the top 10 social media plugins of today, why they’re so important, and why you should consider using them for your site.

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It’s no secret that I am a huge fan of Facebook’s social plug-ins. I love them. I love what they do. And I love that they are so easy to implement on just about any blog or website. But the best thing about the Facebook social plug-ins is that they are great at not only connecting you to your website visitors but connecting your website visitors with each other. And one of the best ways to take advantage of this aspect of the Facebook social plug-ins is with the Comments plug-in.

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Gigya is to social media what the Swiss Army Knife is to camping—a lifesaver. While there are hundreds of other plugins to choose from, Gigya offers a centralized service with a GUI-interfaced console and analytical tools. Their scalable services have been implemented by the likes of ABC, ESPN, Reuters, Time and Turner.

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SEO’s keyword stuffers move over—there’s a new sheriff in town. SEO was once hailed as the most effective low-cost marketing solution on the planet-- until now.

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You have found your voice on WordPress. Congratulations. But, without getting people to read it your blog will be as popular as an accordion player at a rock concert. There is no more perfect way to promote your blog than to use social plugins. Social plugins allow you to shamelessly proselytize your WordPress blog to attract social media socialites.

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Back at the F8 Conference in April, Mark Zuckerberg announced the demise of Facebook Connect and the rise of what he called the “social graph.” The social graph is the idea that everything we do should be socially integrated on the web.

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What Are Social Plugins?

Social plugins are friends with benefits. They are small additions to your website that allow you to leverage Facebook’s 500 million users to increase web traffic to your site.  These plugins are leading to the social optimization of the Internet, and it is catching on like wildfire.

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