I like this. TypePad is letting bloggers who are Facebook members to automagically notify the Facebook newsfeed when they post stories.
Offering Facebook Beacon on TypePad means that you can now choose to share your new blog posts with your friends on Facebook. (Everything TypePad: Features)
Smart of TypePad to make this an opt-in feature. For each blog, you choose whether to be prompted to send the stories to FB in the blog's configuration.
Can't the other sites using beacon do the same? why wouldn't zappos or overstock market this as an opt-in feature to their users?
One thing I don't get about the negative response: don't you have to click OK to these dialogues before the item is added to your feed? I mean, that could be a bit clearer from a usability POV, but all the prompts I've seen make it pretty clear that you can delete any story or that you can say OK.
Cool new feature on Twitter that lets you follow topics. You've always been able to follow individuals and receive notifications when someone posts a "tweet". Now you can see when any public tweet contains a keyword. Twitter Blog: Tracking Twitter.
Lijit indexes your blog and other content you might have hanging out on flickr, twitter, social networks, etc, making it all searchable. Handy for your readers... and the pay-off for you the blogger is data about what people are searching for on your site and keywords they're using to find you. pretty cool. search results look a bit funky but assume that will sort itself out... let me know what you think of the tool.