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Mark Zuckerberg @ SXSW 2008 by Deney Terreio via Flickr Facebook’s third f8 developer conference kicks off tomorrow in San Francisco and online , with the social networking company likely to announce what is essentially a game plan to not only socialize the web, but to marginalize the pre-social web. But while such a plan indicates a tussle with fellow upstart Twitter , the real battle is Facebook vs.
At its f8 developers conference Wednesday, Facebook introduced the next iteration of its core platform, what chief executive Mark Zuckerberg called the "open graph." The idea, Zuckerberg said, is to connect the social graphs compiled by individual sites such as Yelp or Pandora and combine them to create a larger, more social picture. The company unveiled a slew of feature enhancements and new APIs to make that happen. One casualty: the Facebook Connect brand, which will be replaced by the OAuth 2.0 protocol as an external login mechanism.
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg onstage at the F8 conference. (Credit: James Martin/CNET) SAN FRANCISCO--Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg took the stage at the company's F8 developer conference on Wednesday to unveil what he said is "the most transformative thing we've ever done for the Web." It's called the Open Graph. There was no introduction: Zuckerberg just walked onstage in jeans, sneakers, and a black hoodie and started talking about Facebook's past F8 launches.
Today at Facebook’s f8 conference in San Francisco, the company have given all attendees a small RFID tag attached to their conference badge. This tag is a part of something called “Facebook Presence” which allows you to “check-in” at various places around the conference simply by swiping your badge. Yes, it’s location.
Earlier today we introduced the new Graph API to help you more easily access data from Facebook. To improve the Facebook Platform experience for developers and users, this data is now backed by a simpler data policy and a unified data permissions dialog for users. These changes reflect two core beliefs: first, user data belongs to the user; they should have transparency and control over it. And second, you should be able to build relationships with your users; we should not be in the way. We hope these improvements will foster more trust and engagement for our platform and the applications and websites using it.