Facebook Connect is a way for you to link your Facebook account to Kickstarter so you don't need to create a new account. You can also follow your Facebook friends on Kickstarter to see what projects they back.
Creating a Kickstarter account through Facebook is easy — you’ll be given the option at the bottom of our Sign Up page. Kickstarter will also use the same email linked to your Facebook account so you don’t even have to remember a new password.
If you already have an account and would like to connect it to Facebook, just head to your account page and select ‘Log in with Facebook’ on the sidebar to activate this feature.
If you're a creator and you've turned on Facebook Connect, your Facebook username and friend count will be displayed in your Kickstarter bio (at the bottom-right corner of your project page). This helps backers learn more about the people behind the projects they support, and builds trust between the backer and creator.
If having your Facebook profile a click away makes you uncomfortable, you can either adjust your privacy settings on your Facebook profile or disconnect from Facebook through the "About You" section of your Edit Project page or on your account page.