wow, so your saying the delay in page load (where the top part loads and then the rest of the page loads a few seconds later in a big chunk) is not due to Beta 2 of 1.3 but rather network issues with facebook?
I never saw the problem on my own site until i upgraded, and never had the issue with your site until the new beta came out. So in my mind i connected it with beta 2.
Its weird, because since the update, IIS will crash periodically which never happened in beta one. Is there a way where i can disable curl in php just to make sure it disables that functionality?