We're pleased to announce that on Wednesday of this week we enabled Facebook Connect on MTV.com. We know how much you use Facebook and we wanted to make it easier for you connect with each other and your friends.
Facebook Connect will allow you log in to MTV.com and participate in the community using your Facebook account. In addition to commenting on videos, photos and news, you'll now be able to share your MTV.com activity with your friends by publishing a story to your Facebook news feed.
If you already have an MTV.com account you can link it with your Facebook account by (1) clicking on the Facebook connect icon in the comment section on any piece of MTV.com content, (2) editing your profile and clicking on the "This Commuinty" tab, or (3) checking the box on the Log In page if you're logged out.
WOW. We've been tracking your support for the adorable Jonas Brothers and their latest video--and we're totally bowled over. And I'm sure that the Jonas Brothers would be too. While you got your fan mojos on, you actually helped us uncover a bug in our comment counter on the video page! There is a fix currently in the works now so that we can allow an unlimited number of comments. The good news is that all the comments were actually recorded, it was just the count that was off.
We decided to do a little housekeeping while the fix is taking place, so we eliminated all duplicate comments just to make it easier for you to get through them. Half the fun of watching the video is seeing what people have to say about it, right? We wanted to make it easier for you to see more comments at once. It's not our general policy to delete duplicates, but given the circumstances we figure you'd understand.
We alerted our Music & Talent department to all of your efforts and they're letting the Jonas Brothers' label know how active and motivated you guys have been around the band. We were definitely impressed by your organization and mobilization so we passed the word on.
Thanks for visiting MTV.com!
As promised months ago when we flipped the site from a short-lived Flash experience back to an HTML platform, we've been constantly working on new MTV.com features and improvements. The smaller stuff has been rolling out quite regularly, but now we're ready to test something a bit bigger.
Today we took the first step towards implementing community features with the launch of beta.mtv.com. Admittedly, it's a baby step: mostly it's commenting and the ability to rate content (video, photo, articles). But creating the back end for this lays the foundation for other features that comprise most online communities (user profiles, customization, messaging, etc.) that we will unveil in the coming months.
We have also made it possible for you to snag our music video clips and post them to your MySpace page or blog. The video embed codes sit to the left of our music videos.
Because we want to get it right before going public, we've got the beta launch. We invited people who previously registered with MTV.com to take part and asked them to invite their friends. But you're not left out, either. Interested MTV Labs users are invited to join in, too, by clicking here.
So, please, kick the tires a bit for us. Rate music videos new and old, sound off on a news article and engage other beta testers in conversation. And let us know the good and the bad of how it's working by leaving a comment here.