Facebook Update: 3rd Party Commenting System Coming

Facebook is the biggest social networking site on the web. Its stats boast more than 500 million users with more than half of them performing daily activities. We have recently been reporting on different aspects of Facebook and things that go on in its world such as the Facebook Place deals that are hitting the UK and also how a rapper has insanely got a Facebook tattoo.

Now we are reporting on what looks to be a 3rd party platform for commenting on a variety of things outside of Facebook. Mashable’s Lauren Indvik is reporting that the platform is on its way notes that as things stand today, some publishers already allow users to log in to their site using their Facebook credentials, if the commenting platform is integrated then it will allow a deeper use of this functionality between Facebook and other 3rd party websites. Indvik also says something in her article that caught the eye of OSM, she says that this is another step in Facebook’s determination to dominate the web and that they are trying to integrate all parts of the online experience.

Over at CNET.com, Caroline McCarty is reporting on the advancements from Facebook too, she rightly points out that Facebook integration is already present in some blogs. It does mean that the functionality that is there will be even greater.

It just goes to show Facebook’s intensions of squeezing out the competition whilst continuing to offer more, if you think about what they have done in the last 6 months, they have launched their version geo-location (vs. Foursquare?), the upgraded photo face finder and of course their new messaging system.

According to techcrunch.com’s MG Siegler, there is also a further update that will be appearing which could be to Facebook Questions. If they are trying to stamp out Foursquare with geo-location, maybe they are trying to cut off Quora before it really gets moving by adding the comment ranking system? You can also learn a bit more about it from the Facebook blog.

What do you think of all of the advancements made by Facebook in the last 6 months? Does 3rd party commenting interest you? Let us know your thoughts in our comments section below.