Last week, Facebook unveiled their new Facebook Widgets suite with badges and boxes for profiles, fan pages, and photos. It is yet another indicator of Facebook focus on pages and activity. The widgets include light customizations (I assume more will come) and can be installed directly to Blogger and Typepad or via javascript. For brands and bloggers who are promoting their Facebook presence (and trying to grow a Facebook community) - these widgets are powerful additions to blog sidebars or footers. You can tell that widgets are strategically important to Facebook because they are using their most valuable real estate to promote the new tools: the header of the logged-in user homepage: facebook-widget-promotion

Below are examples of a few of the new Facebook widget formats. You can also find a few in my blog's sidebar:

Facebook Photo Badge Widget

Ryan Spoon | Create Your Badge

Facebook Fan Box Widget

Dogpatch Labs on Facebook

Facebook Fan Page Badge

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