When I log into hubpages and go to the "my account" page and then click the "Profile" button that is in between the "Hubs" and the "Earnings" button, in the menu that appears one of the choices is "Social Networks". Clicking that brings a page that offers a chance to connect my HubPages account with my Facebook account. I have searched Help, Forums, Hubs, Questions, and Answers in hopes of finding out what happens when one does that and the pros and cons of doing that, but in vain. Nothing is said anywhere that explains the connect HubPages and Facebook accounts option. Do the HubPages staff members and do experienced hubbers recommend making that connection? If I do, will the HubPages company and its advertisers get access to all my Facebook friends and their friends, and will the Facebook company and its advertisers get access to all my HubPages followers and their followers? Will I be compromising my and my friends' privacy? If I make the connection, what will be the observable and the hidden results and what will be the benefits? Why is nothing at all said in HubPages Help or in the hubs written by HubPages staff about the process, results, benefits, and concerns of connecting one's HubPages account to one's Facebook account?
You mustn't have looked very far . Here is what the FAQ has to say:
What is Facebook Connect and how does it work with HubPages?
Facebook Connect allows you to log in to your HubPages account when you're signed in to your Facebook account, and log out of either in order to log out of both. Using Facebook Connect to sign up with a new account on HubPages can also simplify the process by supplying your Facebook name, profile photo, and email address as defaults for these in your new HubPages account.
Associating your HubPages account with Facebook Connect is a reversible process, and you can disconnect just as easily as you connected.
To manage your Facebook Connect association, go to My Account > Profile > Social Networks.
Thanks much, WryLit. That answers my question, and I know now not to bother with a HubPages - Facebook connection. The information did not show up when I searched Help, which includes the FAQ section. I wish HubPages had a better, more standard Help section, with content sensitive help at the page where a question arises or with a Contents section that matches the site, and with a comprehensive Index section, and with a Search feature that efficiently searches all of the Help content and only that. I should have been able to find Facebook in a Help Index and found my answer there, or found my place in a Contents listing and found my answer there, or gotten the answer from a question mark pop-up right at the page where one chooses whether to connect with Facebook, or gotten the answer when I used the Search feature and selected Help. I should not have to guess whether the answer, if it exists at all, is in a staff Hub, in the Learning Center, in the FAQs section, or wherever in the Help section and then have to browse through a lot of text in hopes of finding it. It's faster, easier, and more sensible to just ask. For an example of a helpful Help section, see OpenOffice Writer. Anyway, thanks much for knowing and sharing where to find the answer I was seeking.
Just visit http://hubpages.com/faq/ then use CTRL+F and type in Facebook or whatever other word you're searching. The section IS broken down into sections on each topic.
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