Facebook has always focused on building ways for people to connect with each other and share information with their friends. We think this is important because people are shaping how information moves through their connections. People are increasingly discovering information not just through links to web pages but also from the people and things they care about.
David Recordon of Facebook has an interesting post titled Why f8 was good for the open web where he talks about how some of Facebook’s announcements at their recent F8 conference increase the openness of the Web. He calls out the following four items as the key benefits to the web as a whole from the F8 announcements No 24-hour caching limit An API that is realtime and isn’t just about content The Open Graph protocol OAuth 2.0 Of these, the third seems to me to be the most beneficial to the Web as a whole. The first, second and fourth items are really about benefits to Facebook developers. Although I guess you could argue that such a significant service adopting OAuth 2.0 is great for increasing adoption across the Web.
The opening keynote at Facebook’s f8 conference today in San Francisco was short and sweet. But don’t let that fool you. It contained some huge announcements pertaining to how the service will interact with the broader web going forward.
The tech community is still digesting the implications of Facebook’s plans to spread its “Like” buttons everywhere and take over the Web with its so-called Open Graph. The Open Graph is a hugely ambitious project to build social hooks into every Website. It aims to add a layer of social connections and instant personalization based on people’s interests and “likes” on every single page on the Web. It is also the basis for a Web-wide identity system based on Facebook IDs. The Open Graph is open only in name.
Wat is Facebook Open Graph? Wat is de waarde van de ‘Like button’ voor zoekmachineoptimalisatie-activiteiten? Is Facebook de grote concurrent van Google?
Grab the popcorn. There is a serious nerd fight brewing. Following Facebook’s big Open Graph announcements at f8 a couple days ago, many of the leaders of the so-called “open web” are taking exception to Facebook’s use of the term “open” for its grandiose plans. While the Open Graph may be a lot of things, it is not open, is the feeling many of them have, as Erick laid out earlier .
Facebook has created a platform that allows sites and apps to share information about users in order to tailor offers, features and services to each one's interests and tastes — even if that individual has never visited the site before. When you’re signed on to Facebook, participating websites like CNN.com will display information, goods and services tailored specifically to your interests — without requiring you to sign in at that website or provide it with any information. Speaking at the F8 Developer Conference , Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg and former FriendFeed CEO Bret Taylor, who is now Facebook's director of product, named three new features that will make this possible and easy to implement. Open Graph Zuckerberg and Taylor described a concept called "Open Graph" that will be useful to businesses and services.
Facebook's Open Graph , the platform that extends and spreads Facebook's social network throughout the web, is going mobile, according to Facebook's Head of Mobile Products Eric Tseng. At the MobileBeat 2010 conference in San Francisco, Tseng said that Facebook "really sees mobile as the future,” and that we can expect to see Facebook's "Like" buttons in mobile applications soon. Tseng used geolocation as an example to illustrate the power of the mobile Open Graph. If you were to walk near a coffee shop and get a location-aware notification that there's a happy hour going on there, you'll probably be even more inclined to visit it if the notification comes bundled with recommendations from your Facebook friends. He also had some interesting ideas about mobile app discovery, which he thinks will become more social.
Facebook blew people's minds today at its F8 developer conference but one sentiment that keeps coming up is: this is scary. The company unveiled simple, powerful plans to offer instant personalization on sites all over the web, it kicked off meaningful adoption of the Semantic Web with the snap of the fingers, it revolutionized the relationship between the cookie and the log-in, it probably knocked a whole class of recommendation technology startups that don't offer built-in distribution to 400 million people right out of the market.
Facebook just shook the tech world by announcing several major initiatives that collectively constitute an aggressive move to weave the social net on top of the existing Web.The rumors were that the leading social network would launch a "Like" button for the entire Web. Instead, Zuckerberg & Co. unveiled a bold and visionary new platform that cannot be ignored.
The importance of Facebook’s Open Graph announcement cannot be overstated. By providing a ‘Like’ button that developers can add to any website, for any content or subject, Facebook is becoming the central hub for its users tastes and preferences. Imagine the potential. Amazon can recommend films for you to buy based on what you’ve been looking up on IMDB, Pandora in turn can play music you’ll like based on your friends’ Amazon purchases. Suddenly the web is connected in a far more cohesive way than has ever been possible before.
December 31, 2007 156 Comments As y’all will know, I’m fond of talking about “Social Objects” and how they pertain to “Marketing 2.0″ . Even so, some people still get confused by what a Social Object actually is.
I attended Facebook’s F8 conference yesterday (missed the keynote IRL, but you can catch it online ) and came away pondering the Open Graph Protocol . In they keynote Zuck said (as Luke Shepard calls him): Today the web exists mostly as a series of unstructured links between pages. This has been a powerful model, but it’s really just the start. The open graph puts people at the center of the web.
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg is already the undisputed king of social networks, but now he has one more prize: 18 key patents related to social networks, quietly purchased this summer from the industry’s faded pioneer, Friendster. The Friendster patents were transfered to Facebook on June 7, according to the United States Patent and Trademark Office’s database . The patents, seven of which have been awarded to Friendster by the Patent Office and 11 of which are still pending, include a “ system and method for managing an online social network ,” “ feeding updates to landing pages of users of an online social network from external sources ,” and a “ system, method and apparatus for connecting users in an online computer system based on their relationships within social networks ,” among others. Together, they appear to give Facebook control over a substantial portfolio of intellectual property covering the basic operations of any social network.