We knew that Facebook was not going to go down without a fight. F8 that is still going by the time you read this has shown that they still have a lot in their social bag. New apps allow users to add activity to Timelines without getting prompts to share with friends. “You’re connecting the app and your Timeline together,” says Zuckerberg. They have teamed up with Spotify for music and Netflix/Hulu for more was to make media content more social. You can not just click a show or movie that your friend is playing to start to watch it with them. Mark speaks to just having apps connected to Facebook that have reports at the end of the month. People can just hover order the app to download it. One wonders will that take you to the website, Android marker or The AppStore?
There are now visuals such as infographics and year-in-review publications and how they tie to Timeline. A designer who would regularly conduct annual visual reports on companies and how that sparked the idea of what a report like that on one person’s life would look like. Was hired to work for Facebook. You will be able to have your own infographic. This is kind of cool I must say. Zuckerberg says the Timeline beta period will start now. Developers can start using it today, and Timelines will roll out widely over the next few weeks. It should be interesting to see how well Graph Rank works. Will it help me discover new apps or will it just be what gets the most advertisement? I will say it has been a while since I have been actually looking forward to using Facebook for more than just a nothing way to expand my audience.
A “real-time serendipity” feature allows you to share content such as Spotify songs with friends easily. If someone is listening to a song on Spotify, you can hover over it and listen along with them or chat with your friend about it. “Developers are using OpenGraph to not only rethink music, but to rethink the whole music industry,” Zuckerberg said. Facebook partnered with other music companies for content as well, although it highlighted its relationship with Spotify. “You’ll now start seeing new music posts and play buttons all over your newsfeeds,” Spotify said in a blog post on Thursday. “Hit a play button and the music starts. Right there.”
Movies & Shows & TV:
DirecTV, Blockbuster, Flixster and Dailymotion. We’re super excited about all of these great applications, and of the social aspect of Netflix,” says Hastings. He adds “outdated privacy law” preventing company from adding Netflix integration to Facebook right now. Note that Netflix Viewing data lets you share only the viewing habits you want to share, this kind of social TV could create an entirely new way to find shows and movies to watch.
Games: Games are now even more social. You can see what is happening within the games your friends are playing.
Apps: Lifestyle Apps, and the Nike GPS running app. It shows Zuckerberg’s times and the run times of his friends. Another app, Foodspotting, is used to find restaurants and snap pics of food item. Timeline brings them together in reports. Ticketmaster, Eventbrite and StubHub will partner with Facebook.