Facebook : the geek side
Facebook Platform. We've known since last week that Facebook has an announcement coming on Thursday: the Facebook F8 event in San Francisco will mark the "unveiling of the next evolution of Facebook".
It will focus on the Facebook Platform, and enabling further development on top of Facebook. Now the WSJ spills the beans on what might be happening. Facebook’s 10 Social Plugins; Benefits to Merchants. Facebook Social Plugins Epipheo Facebook’s Social Widgetization Of The Web. On April 21st, Facebook celebrated the 1st birthday of its now ubiquitous “Like” button, and promptly shared the news that 10,000 sites are, like, using the plugin every day.
The social networking behemoth then continued its parade of social widgets last week, giving the Like button a new partner in crime with the “Send” button, which allows users to directly share content with their Facebook Groups, Facebook friends, or any standard email address. And gives site designers yet another widget to integrate into their code.