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Facebook’s new comment system doesn’t work when you’re logged in as your page

March 2, 2011 No Comment

Facebook has launched its new comment system, which is live over on Examiner.com. It's supposed to integrate comments across your website and Facebook page - and if you have a business Facebook page, it allows you to comment on other sites as that rather than as yourself.

My blog is set up in Facebook using the Open Graph protocol. So I should be able to use this new system to leave comments as my blog rather than as me. But when I look at the examiner.com page logged in to Facebook as my blog, all the Facebook like and comment options are missing.

If I switch back to using my personal Facebook account, they all reappear. I've tested this on Firefox, Safari and Chrome - logged in as my personal account, I see the like button and comments. Switch my account to be my blog on Facebook and they vanish.

I'm not sure if this is deliberate (because I'm using Open Graph I don't actually have a visible Facebook page to link to) or a bug. If it is deliberate, it's a bit odd that the like buttons disappear as well as the comments box. Any clues?

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