Facebook® Enables Users to Share Video, Photos, News, Blogs and More From Anywhere on the Web
Leading Websites Tap Into the Viral Sharing Among Facebook Users
October 31, 2006
Facebook, the Internet’s leading social utility, today announced that for the first time people can access Facebook’s share functionality on multiple websites to share video, photos, news and other content with their friends on Facebook. Websites that add a link to share on Facebook will enable people to distribute content by posting it on their Facebook profiles or by sending it to specific Facebook friends without ever leaving the original website.
Barron’s Online, Boston.com, Brightcove, CollegeHumor.com, eBaumsworld.com, edgeio, GameSpot.com, Geffen, IDG Entertainment, The Internet Movie Database (IMDb), Jumpcut.com, MarketWatch.com, Miniclip.com, NBCSports.com, the New York Times, People.com, Photobucket, PureVideo Networks, SI.com, TerraPass Inc., The Onion, Time.com, TV.com, U.S. News & World Report, the Wall Street Journal Online, Washingtonpost.com, and Ziff Davis Media are among the first sites to include a link to share on Facebook.
“People share interesting content on the Web and on Facebook all the time. Now we’re making the sharing process more efficient by giving people a simple structure to do it in,” said Mark Zuckerberg, founder and CEO, Facebook. “We’re partnering with some good companies to make it easier for people to share those websites’ content through Facebook.”
When a Facebook user is surfing the Web and clicks on the link to share on Facebook, a share box pops up with a preview of the content that will be sent. Users make some choices about how and to whom they want to share specific content and Facebook’s share functionality distributes that content to the appropriate users’ accounts.
To add the link to share on Facebook to your website, please visit www.facebook.com/share_partners.php.
Partnered to Share on Facebook
Boston.com is one of the most visited regional portals in the U.S. and is part of The New York Times Company (NYSE:NYT), which includes The Boston Globe and 15 other daily newspapers, nine network-affiliated television stations, two New York City radio stations and 35 Web sites, including NYTimes.com and About.com. The link to share on Facebook will allow site visitors to easily share stories from Boston.com with their Facebook friends.
Brightcove is an open Internet TV service that empowers video producers and programmers to build broadband businesses while giving viewers more choices and control over their use of video and television. Founded by Internet pioneer Jeremy Allaire in 2004 and based in Cambridge, Massachusetts, Brightcove is a private company led by a management team that includes senior executives from Allaire, Macromedia, ATG, Comcast, MTV Networks, Lycos, News Corp., MediaVest, and Discovery Networks.
CollegeHumor.com was founded in 1999 by two high school friends from Baltimore who went to different colleges as a way to share all of the pictures, videos, and links their friends would IM and e-mail each other. Now it’s a lot bigger. If something’s funny on the Internet and on CollegeHumor.com, people can send it to friends by clicking on the link to share on Facebook.
CNET Networks, Inc. (Nasdaq:CNET) (www.cnetnetworks.com) is an interactive media company that builds brands for people and the things they are passionate about, such as gaming, music, entertainment, technology, business, food, and parenting. CNET Networks will launch a link to share on Facebook on two of its leading brands, GameSpot and TV.com.
Dow Jones Online (Barron’s Online, the Wall Street Journal Online and MarketWatch.com) is one of the Web’s largest publishers of original business news and financial information. The link to share on Facebook will be featured on the Dow Jones Online network of sites.
eBaum’s World (www.eBaumsworld.com) is the most well-known source on the Web for finding hilarious video clips, playing fun and interactive games, watching the latest and greatest animations, and getting your daily dose of humor. The link to share on Facebook will allow eBaum’s World visitors to easily share humor-related content with their friends.
edgeio enables real-time distributed marketplaces. Content owners of any size, whether they are individuals or large online stores, can submit listings to edgeio and have their listings appear throughout the edgeio network. The link to share on Facebook will enable edgeio content to be shared.
Geffen has a diverse legacy of music and embraces a vast array of artists covering the full spectrum of music around the world. The link to share on Facebook will be on Geffen artists website pages for people to easily share links to their favorite artists and music with friends.
The IDG Entertainment Online Network is the third-largest games information network worldwide with over 9 million unique visitors per month, according to comScore. The link to share on Facebook will be included on GamePro.com.
The Internet Movie Database (www.imdb.com) is the world’s most comprehensive source of information for movies, TV, and celebrities. IMDb also offers the subscription services IMDb Pro for Hollywood insiders, and IMDb Resume where actors and crew can create their resume, photo gallery, and even build an IMDb page for themselves. By clicking on the link to share on Facebook, IMDb visitors can find movie-related information and then share the links to friends.
Jumpcut provides a free online video editor that makes it easy for anyone to create and share movies on the Web. Facebook users can import their photos from Facebook into Jumpcut and combine them with video, titles and effects to create a movie. The link to share on Facebook will be featured on Jumpcut.com so users can easily share their Jumpcut movies on Facebook.
Miniclip.com is the Internet’s largest online games Website with 30 million unique users per month – source comScore Media Metrix, March, 2006. Miniclip.com games are the most played online games and are syndicated across more websites than any other games. By clicking on the link to share on Facebook, users can send direct links to games on Miniclip.com to their friends.
NBC Universal is one of the world’s leading media and entertainment companies in the development, production, and marketing of entertainment, news, and information to a global audience. The company will include the link to share on Facebook on all NBCSports.com story pages.
The New York Times Company’s digital operations provide high-quality news and information. The company’s core purpose is to enhance society by creating, collecting and distributing high-quality news, information and entertainment. The link to share on Facebook will soon be posted so readers can share news stories from all NYTimes.com web pages.
The Onion is a national newspaper and website that offers award-winning news and views that readers can’t get anywhere else. Using the link to share on Facebook, the Onion readers can now share the attention-grabbing headlines and renowned photojournalism that paint a picture of the world to inform the educated and the stupid alike.
Photobucket is an online personal media hub for photos, videos and graphics. Photobucket’s 27 million users can now share their Photobucket images and videos on Facebook with just one click of the link to share on Facebook.
PureVideo Networks (purevideonetworks.com) is a leading broadband publisher dedicated to compelling video and the people who produce it. StupidVideos.com and GrindTV.com collectively stream more than sixty million videos to over six million monthly unique users.
TerraPass enables individuals to balance out the global warming impact of their cars, plane travel, and home energy use by funding clean energy projects that reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Twenty thousand TerraPass members have together eliminated over 150 million pounds of carbon dioxide. The link to share on Facebook will help this growing community share energy-saving tips from www.terrapass.com.
Time Inc. is the world’s leading magazine publisher, with approximately 150 titles that are read more than 300 million times worldwide on a monthly basis. The company’s businesses and content delivery extend to television, satellite radio, mobile devices, events, branded products and websites that receive more than 1.35 billion page views each month. People can use the link to share on Facebook to send content to friends from the Time.com, People.com, and SI.com websites.
U.S. News & World Report is devoted to reporting and analyzing politics, business, health, science, social trends, and national and international affairs. Through its annual rankings of America’s Best Colleges, Best Graduate Schools and America’s Best Hospitals, and its News You Can Use brand, U.S. News has earned a reputation as the leading provider of service news and information that improves the quality of life of its readers. U.S. News will launch a link to share on Facebook so site visitors can easily share content with their Facebook friends.
On Washingtonpost.com, news is not a one-way street. Our award-winning reporting starts a dialogue, a fast-and-furious exchange among millions of people around the globe. The stories on washingtonpost.com inform these conversations with our world-class reporting, and facilitate true interactivity with tools like the link to share on Facebook, which gives Facebook friends the ability to share the stories that interest them faster and easier than ever before.
Ziff Davis’ 1UP Network (www.1UP.com) is a leading integrated media network serving the videogame market with Web properties including community and editorial hub 1UP.com, file download site FileFront.com, video site GameVideos.com, game help site MyCheats.com, news aggregator GameTab.com, and video podcast The 1UP Show. The link to share on Facebook will enable gamers on 1UP.com to easily share news, reviews, and previews with their friends on Facebook.