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Facebook’s Biggest Changes in F8 2011


By Zhang Tung

At F8, Facebook’s annual developers conference held in San Francisco, the company announced some huge changes in the biggest social networking site of the world. Here are some of Facebook features that Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg announced at F8.

‘New Class’ Of Apps That Share Automatically

Facebook is making partners with a number of websites and app-makers to integrate other contents on the Facebook platform. The most outstanding apps include streaming video apps for Netflix and Hulu, news apps for the New York Times and music apps like Spotify and Rhapsody. Besides, apps will not have to ask for permission to post content to Facebook all the time.

‘New Class’ Of Apps That Share Automatically

New Ways To Interact And Share

Thanks to Facebook’s major update to its Open Graph platform, users can take part in friends’ activities in real time instead of clicking “Like” on videos, articles and posts about what your friends enjoy.

New Ways To Interact And Share

New Music Discovery

Facebook’s new revamp helps users to discover new music thanks to a music dashboard providing music-specific notifications and updates. The app shows popular songs within one’s network of friends. Facebook’s music partners include Rhapsody, turntable, Songza, mixcloud, Slacker Radio, Rdio, Deezer, Mog, tunein, iHeartRadio, earbits and Soundcloud

New Music Discovery

New Profile Design

The revamped profile looks totally different which features on photos and events. The users are allowed to choose what activities they’d like to share and highlight special moments in life.

New Profile Design

Videos With Friends

The new Open Graph is brought into the Facebook platform. Streaming sites like Hulu, YouTube, Daily Motion, VEVO and etc allow for concurrent watching with Facebook friends

News Stories Inside Facebook

Thanks to Facebook’s partnership with Digg, Fipboard, Gawker, The Washington Post, USA Today and others, users can read what their friends enjoy posted on the Internet

Facebook announces big changes at F8 conference

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About the Author:

Jason Ford works as a web developer and an editor of a weekly technology magazine. With the passion in technology, he has published numerous articles to provide readers reliable information about technology products and hot technology events around the world.

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