So I did some stuff to integrate with Facebook. It’s been helpful, by and large. Gets a few more people here.
And now it’s killing the site. If you’re having trouble connecting, that’s why: part of Facebook’s API is responding so slowly that it’s causing page loads to time out. It’s clearly been doing this for a couple hours now (and the problem is very visible on their API responsiveness graph) but they haven’t even acknowledged the problem yet, let alone fixed it. Damn am I glad that I don’t depend upon Facebook for my actual livelihood.