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The Next Big Fight: Facebook vs. Firefox?

Apr 28, 2010, 18:33 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Glyn Mody)

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"The big announcements by Facebook last week have started alarm bells ringing around the Net. Here's the kind of thing that is sending shivers down many people's spines:

"Today at our third f8, we are making it so all websites can work together to build a more comprehensive map of connections and create better, more social experiences for everyone. We have redesigned Facebook Platform to offer a simple set of tools that sites around the web can use to personalize experiences and build out the graph of connections people are making.

"This next version of Facebook Platform puts people at the center of the web. It lets you shape your experiences online and make them more social. For example, if you like a band on Pandora, that information can become part of the graph so that later if you visit a concert site, the site can tell you when the band you like is coming to your area. The power of the open graph is that it helps to create a smarter, personalized web that gets better with every action taken."

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