Brightkite and its recent integration with Facebook. Through the addition of Facebook Connect, which is quickly proving itself to be more than just a simple way to log into web sites, Brightkite users can automate publishing their location to Facebook.Do you want your Facebook friends to know where you are and what you're doing at all times? That's now possible thanks to mobile social network
Last night, Brightkite announced their integration with Facebook Connect was now official. As you update your Brightkite status - something that can be done from any phone either via SMS or with a mobile application - that information is immediately sent to Facebook as well.
Brightkite users can choose to have their Facebook status updated and/or publish their location, notes, and photos directly into their Facebook News Feed.
To turn this new feature on, do the following:
- On Brightkite visit your Account Settings, click on the Sharing tab.
- Authorize Facebook by clicking the link next to all 3 steps.
- Choose your Facebook cross-posting options and click save.
Brightkite promises this is only the beginning and that's there's more in store in terms of Brightkite/Facebook integration. We imagine that means they'll soon allow us to bring our Facebook friend list into Brightkite and vice versa.
The power of this integration is precisely why Facebook Connect is rapidly being adopted by web sites across the internet. That, and the fact that regular internet users immediately understand what "Connect with Facebook" means. Unfortunately, "Login with your OpenID" still has them scratching their heads.