Earlier this month at its f8 developer conference, Facebook unveiled its new social plugins, allowing sites to connect into its social graph to show users what their friends were doing on the site. The company had 75 websites on board at launch, but in a blog post now says more than 50,000 sites have since integrated its new plugins. “We are thrilled by the strong adoption so far as developers realize how easy social plugins are to use and how powerful they are in engaging users in a frictionless experience without requiring them to share any personal information,” it says. However, the debate rumbles on about whether Facebook truly does value people’s privacy in this new open world.

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