The Next Big Fight: Facebook vs. Firefox?
Apr 28, 2010, 18:33 (0 Talkback[s])
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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."