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jonesfamily
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Social App uses owner name, not facebook name

The facebook app uses the owner name (which cannot be changed in spite of changing it at bn.com) instead of the facebook name when posting.  This means that it post something to Owner Smith's facebook account saying OldOwner Smith enjoyed the book.

 

Since many of us had accounts that predated the Nook Color and its social features, we could not have predicted it using this account name for posts.  Fixing your name (on the same account) on bn.com does no good and keeps a lot of people from using the features (and helping bn.com sell more nookbooks).  There is no reason that the app could not use the facebook or twitter name instead of the owner name that may be dead wrong.

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sandie52
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Re: Social App uses owner name, not facebook name

If you aren't the original owner and you want that information fixed you need to reset and reregister the Nook not just change the account name at B&N.

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Re: Social App uses owner name, not facebook name

Thanks to the OP for the warning.

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jonesfamily
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Re: Social App uses owner name, not facebook name

In my home, we have a Nook 3G, a Nook WiFi and a Nook Color.  One account.  It has nothing to do with changing owners, but how BN fails to update information from the BN.com settings to the Nooks.  You can correctly change the information on the BN.com website and it has no  impact on the Nook.

 

The reason is that the Nook Color uses the Owner Name (which is set once and does not reflect any changes on BN.com) from the Nook Color instead of the accounts to which they are tied.

 

So if the first person to use the BN.com account is Sue Citizen with a Nook Wifi and her husband later buys a Nook Color, it is not unreasonable for them to use one account.  The husband, John Citizen, can use the social features to post to facebook on the Nook Color.  When he does, it will post under his John Citizen user account something like the following:

 

Sue Citizen just finished reading Some Book and recommends it

 

The social features should be based on the social networking account, not the owner name.  This is fairly basic design.  The same would hold true if the person used their full legal name on the BN.com site but their nickname on facebook or twitter.