Facebook Open Graph

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Facebook Open Graph

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In addition to reading higher education website content visitors may wish to share content with their own networks.

Facebook facilitates content sharing with structured data or tags that help third-party  applications understand content structure.

Facebook introduced its Open Graph markup schema in 2010, with the objective of better integrating content for sharing on Facebook's network. Typical on-page Open Graph markup looks like this:

image of Facebook Open Graph Markup

Most content management systems have plugins that ensure pages are compliant with the Open Graph standard.