Facebook Developers – Social Plugins Live Stream Box for Websites

Every start up and established website company wants their users to stay and spend more time browsing their website. Every now and then web communities have been booming with ideas to achieve the same. Some make their content interesting so that people like it and want to go on to read more, whereas some give their website a design and look that grabs the eyeballs. Adding videos is a brilliant idea as the user sticks around as long as the video plays but there is something better. Streaming and watching live videos while socializing at the same time is a concept that has been applied by a company name QLIPSO to their purchased website www.veoh.com.

The new feature lets users to watch live videos and share their views with others at the same time. This makes the web-video watching experience a whole new experience where you that the whole world is watching alongside you. This is much better than the conventional “commenting” idea of  youtube. The results obtained were shocking. The user login time per session doubled from 10 minutes to 20 minutes.

Facebook had earlier launched a relatively inferior version of the same called the Live Stream Box. They first tested their application during the 2009 US presidential inaugurations where people commented and shared their updates while streaming videos on CNN’s website in real time. But this is not restricted to facebook or veoh only. Website administrators can also use this one of it’s kind innovation to add that missing spark to their website. The Live Stream Box social plugin lets users visiting your site or application share activity and comments in real time. The Live Stream Box works best when you are running a real-time event, like live streaming video for concerts, speeches, or webcasts, live Web chats, webinars, massively multiplayer games.

So lets get going and know how you can get your own Live Stream Box for your website.

1. Browse to http://developers.facebook.com/docs/reference/plugins/live-stream

2. Add your Facebook App Id, width and height that suits your websites page view and click “Get Code” to get going.

3. If you plan to install multiple boxes for the same webpage, then you need to specify XID otherwise it is left blank.

4. Generated the code.

5. After getting the code paste it at an appropriate place in your webpage or use the Advanced Text wordpress plugins if you are using wordpress by any chance.

6. If you decide to change the height or width or any style for your Live Stream Box you can just see the code and make changes their itself. No need to get a new App Id and get a new code.

Hope this makes users stick around more ;-)

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