Monday, January 14, 2013
iReport + Facebook now better than ever

It's no surprise that there's an overlap between Facebook users and the iReport community, which is why we're excited to bring you some great news: Our Facebook integration is about to get a whole lot better!

 

Starting today, you'll be able to connect your iReport and Facebook accounts in a way that will give you more control and make it easier to share your iReport posts (and your comments too!) on Facebook.

 

For some time iReporters have been able to connect their accounts so that a Facebook "wall post" was automatically created whenever they uploaded a new iReport. The post included the headline and link to their story, as seen below on the right.

 

 

Now, thanks to Facebook's Open Graph technology, you are able to seamlessly share high-quality images you upload to iReport on your Timeline whenever you post a new iReport. The Timeline post will also include the text of your story and a link to the iReport itself. All your shared iReport images and their accompanying stories will live in a special album that will be automatically created for you on Facebook.

 

 

But that's not all! In addition to iReport stories and photos, you are alse able to share your comments with Facebook friends, too.

 

 

These changes also offer increased control over shared posts. Users that opt-in to connect their Facebook and iReport accounts will now decide which comments and stories get shared, one by one. Checkboxes allowing the choice are now present on the comment and upload pages. Users who have never used the feature before will be prompted with a Facebook permissions dialog in order to connect their accounts.

 

A checked box means that the comment, or the story and images posted, will also be posted on Facebook. If the box is left unchecked, the post or comment will publish on iReport, but will not be shared on Facebook.

 

Here's how to get started:

 

1. Click on the "Post to Facebook" checkbox that now appears on the upload dialog and under the comment box in any iReport story.

 

* You can also connect and disconnect your accounts from your iReport profile page.

 

* If this is your first time connecting your iReport and Facebook accounts, you'll be presented with a permissions dialog. Click "Log in with Facebook" to connect your accounts. You may also be presented with a confirmation dialog: If you see your avatar and username, click "close".

 

2. Once the checkbox is marked and your upload form or comment is complete, click on the respective "Upload your story" or "Post comment" button.

 

3. Rejoice! Your Facebook post or comment will be shared on your Facebook Timeline with your friends.

 

Please note that we're still working on adding this new functionality to the iReport and CNN mobile apps. Stay tuned for more updates.

 

Got any comments or questions about new functionality? We're all ears! Let us know what you think in the comments.

10 Comments
January 14, 2013

So will this feature allow Conservatives or Libertarians to have a chance at getting vetted or will videos that have Liberal ideological approvals still get vetted?  Yes I am being very blunt and very rude about this because IReport is supposed to be unbiased but it has been anything but in the last 3-4 months. 

January 14, 2013
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Thanks for your feedback TeaParty432. Will you shoot me a private message if you have particular grievances? Lets keep these comments on topic.

 

Has anyone tried out the new Facebook features? Let me know what you think.

January 14, 2013
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I typed in "testing" on one of my ireports and it posted to my facebook.  So does that mean when anyone comments on one of my ireports it will post on my facebook too?  That's pretty cool.

January 15, 2013
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Hi, KCRep. The person that makes the comment will automatically see a Facebook post on their Timeline (wall) that will include the comment text and a link to the iReport story where the comment was posted.

January 17, 2013
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excume' do i win any thing?

 

January 18, 2013
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Hey what up

January 28, 2013
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huevo

February 5, 2013
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Hi All. I need help. My sister Elisa Sithole went missing on 28 Jan 2013. She was a teacher at Sebetwane High School(Tlakgameng, Noth West). We opened a case with the police but so far they have done very little. They haven’t contacted MTN to check her call history or even going to ABSA bank to see if there was any activity in her account after her disappearance. Someone said to me by now the police should have also questioned the boyfriend and checked his cellphone but none of that has been done. The only answer we get from the police is that they are busy with the case. I tried to file a complaint with their head office in Mahikeng, North West and they told me they don’t attend new complains immediately so they will get back to me. I just need to find my sister nothing else. If you know someone who can help me, please contact me Solomon Sithole 076 70 77 510 or email: sollyy81@gmail.com

Thanks for your time.

 

February 13, 2013
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stop bullying

February 16, 2013
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My question is, if people view your iReport on Facebook and/or comment does that add to the stats (view and comments)?

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