UPDATE (14/12/09): I’ve been told by the Guardian that while its clippings service is integrated with Facebook Connect, it isn’t planning to spread this throughout the site. The site’s principles are Open Web and so wouldn’t align itself with just one provider, the Guardian said.
From last week, but an interesting development: Facebook has announced that the Guardian will soon integrate Facebook Connect across its site.
Facebook Connect lets users of the social network bring their Facebook profile and connections to any site or application. For example, integration with Facebook Connect on the Guardian could mean a user logging in with their Facebook username and password to add a comment to an article; this comment would then also appear on the Facebook news feed.
This move could also give the Guardian valuable insight into users’ behaviour and profiles.
“The Guardian Jobs third party databases were hacked back in October and it would be great to see the newspaper using this as an opportunity to use Facebook Connect for this and other services instead of just commenting,” writes the Next Web.