Social Networking Website Enhancements
This page details the social networking website enhancements I have added to my site.
Sharing your website URLs on Facebook
This section details how to enable sharing details for your web pages when used with Facebook.
Example Shared URL
Here are some examples of how the URL http://www.dnabuddy.org/ looks when shared on Facebook.
Example Shared Video
Here is are examples of how a video is available, for the URL http://www.dnabuddy.org/ shared above, when the play button is pressed on Facebook.
Here is the HTML Meta Property to pass Facebook the page title and description.
Here is the HTML Meta Property to pass Facebook an image for the page.
To get immediate playback to occur on Facebook when somebody clicks the play button on the content shared for your URL. I noticed that it is best to use flash video.
Here is the HTML Meta Property to point Facebook to the following config.js file.
Other Share Properties
Facebook asks that you add some additional HTML Meta Properties to your page.
Details about these additional tags that may be supported by Facebook
may be found on the Open Graph Protocol.
I used the free Flowplayer application to enable Facebook share videos on my web sites.
Flowplayer may be downloaded from:
Flowplayer RTMP plugin may be downloaded from:
I created a flowplayer folder on my web server under the root folder. I installed the 3 Flowplayer files in this folder.
Facebook URL Linter
Facebook caches the share details for URLs. If you decide to modify your share details you will need to submit a request to refresh the page details.
The Facebook URL Linter web page is found at:
Enter the URL of the page you modified, before trying to share it on Facebook and then press Lint.