Deprecated Behaviour

The inane, sometimes insane, ramblings from the mind of Brenton Alker.

The Silver Lining of the ReadWriteWeb/Facebook Login Debacle

The furor surrounding the amusing chaos that ensued following ReadWriteWeb’s article on Facebook Connect has been interesting, in that it brings attention to developers assumptions about the way users interact with their products.

There have been articles debating who is the cause of the confusion; whether it’s the Developers or the Users that need to try harder.

But in all this, what I think has been missed is the success of Facebook Connect. There are hundreds of comments on the ReadWriteWeb article from users who failed (for whatever reason) to find their way to Facebook, yet still managed to use Facebook Connect to leave a comment.

Sounds like a testament to the usability of Facebook Connect to me!