As part of our continued effort to improve your experience on the site as both a reader and writer, we’ve just added a feature that allows you to see what your Facebook friends have been liking and sharing on HubPages.
“So… what is it?” you ask, “And is it shiny? Or made of chocolate?”
In fact, it’s a “Recommendations” box you’ll find at the bottom right corner of every hub that shows the recent activity of your Facebook friends and other readers on HubPages. At the top of the box (if you’re signed into Facebook) you’ll see hubs that your Facebook friends have recently liked and shared. At the bottom, you’ll see the hubs that the entire community has been liking and sharing.
Why are Facebook Recommendations useful on HubPages?
- It’s a way for you as well as your readers (both Hubbers and non-hubbers) to see what Facebook friends are sharing and liking on HubPages
- It shows you what is currently popular amongst Facebook users
- It’s a way to boost traffic across hubs
- It allows the crowd to read what is most popular
Facebook plugins such as this are common on news sites because they allow browsers to get an idea of what the moment’s hot stories are and lead to relevant information. We’re trying to bring a bit more of that hot, cutting-edge content spin to HubPages.com, plus we’re also hoping to add even more of a community feel by allowing you to see what your Facebook friends have been enjoying on the site, even if they’re not hubbers themselves.
We hope you enjoy the new feature. Let us know what you think!