Lots of websites have icons with ’Facebook Connect’, ’Connect with Twitter’ or ’Connect to LinkedIn’ and the like. In most cases, these are simply just links to company or brand-specific pages on those Social Networking Sites - nothing dynamic or revolutionary happening there.
On some sites you see ’Login with Facebook’ or ’Login with Twitter’, this is more along the lines of what the Affino Proto Account offers, but not quite the whole shebang!
The Affino Proto Account functionality now running on this site actually enables 3 things:
For a while now, Affino Users have been able to sync in two-directions with Facebook and Twitter - to share Tweets, Updates and Posts both ways. We recently added LinkedIn to this; LinkedIn is much more rarely synced, and particularly in the way Affino does it.
With LinkedIn, Affino can pull in CV and Biography details - suitable for professional career sites, job applications and recruitment.
This is the 3rd phase of Affino’s Social Networking integration, and there is plenty more to come, including deep-level integration with the Facebook Marketplace, as well as adding the OpenId option for User Account connection.
For those who have been following the recent developments on MySpace - particularly with a view to the Facebook Mashup, this is exactly the kind of functionality that Comrz constantly works at bringing to Affino - enabling Affino owners to have a powerful Social Commerce Hub which pulls in and distributes all manner of value-added content and commercial output.
Please feel free to explore the new functionality by registering, logging-in or updating your existing account using your Facebook, Twitter or LinkedIn credentials...