New Facebook Fun

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For all the people out there with Facebook, an online social site for college and now high school students all across America, it got some new features. CollegeV2 has an extensive write up on it here, but I wanted to add my 2 cents in.

First is the Facebook API. An API is an “Application Programming Interface,” which basically amounts to developers being able to use some of facebook’s programming to make their own 3rd party applications. What it means is (probably) a bunch of new websites and resources for those of us who have a facebook account. And if you are a programmer, you get the opportunity to create some of that 3rd party software and be recognized on the site. If anyone has any ideas, I’d love to help.

Joseph Casabona's Facebook profile

What you see to the left is a facebook badge. It is a little add on you can put on your website, blog (live journal, blogger, xanga, etc.), or even your myspace, and it displays whatever information you choose to display from your facebook profile. Mine will be added to the about page, and probably won’t change much. It also links directly to your profile.

Finally, Facebook Notes. It’s kind of like a blog, but they aren’t calling it that. You can write notes for yourself, about your friends (linking your friends in the note), add pictures, and import your blog, which I did. It seems like a pretty cool idea, and looks A LOT nicer than the MySpace blog.

That’s all I got! Let me know if you find anything new, or what your thoughts are on the aforementioned in the comments! Later!

1 thought on “New Facebook Fun”

  1. I hate Facebook’s ToS on member content–i.e., ‘we own it as long as it’s on the site; ToS can change without your noticing at any time.’ I’m very nervous about putting up my text and photos for that reason. I added my blog feed and will be watching to see how much traffic it delivers. These mini-feeds are starting to edge us closer to a myspacian social networking feature bloat. can’t wait!

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