• At The Intersection Between Design And Data, Facebook Timeline Was Born

    At The Intersection Between Design And Data, Facebook Timeline Was Born

    Today at Facebook’s f8 conference in San Francisco, CEO Mark Zuckerberg showed off a huge change to the service: Timeline. It’s the Profile reborn, and it looks great. Later, Facebook’s head of product Chris Cox took the stage to talk about the feature’s inception. Cox largely credits two people: Nicholas Felton and Sam Lessin. Cox waxed poetic about Felton’s history. Read More

  • Reed Hastings: We Are Bringing Netflix To Facebook, Except In The U.S.

    Reed Hastings: We Are Bringing Netflix To Facebook, Except In The U.S.

    Netflix is coming to Facebook in a really social way. At Facebook’s F8 developer conference today, Mark Zuckerberg previewed how Facebook members will be able to see what movies or TV shows their friends have been watching on Netflix and click on the movie to watch it right there in Facebook. An overlay player pops up, and you can watch the movie without even leaving Facebook. Netflix… Read More

  • Here’s What Facebook Timeline Looks Like

    Here’s What Facebook Timeline Looks Like

    Facebook has just used their keynote at f8 to unveil a major new feature: Timeline. It’s your Profile re-imagined in a more visual way. “It’s the heart of your Facebook experience, completely re-thought from the ground up,” CEO Mark Zuckerberg noted. So what does it look like? Check it out below. Read More

  • Facebook Unveils Timeline: The Story Of Your Life On A Single Page

    Facebook Unveils Timeline: The Story Of Your Life On A Single Page

    Today at Facebook’s f8 conference in San Francisco, CEO Mark Zuckerberg took the stage to unveil the next evolution of the service. The first major change? The Profile. Zuckerberg noted that the original Profile was sort of like the last five minutes of your life. The updated Proile from 2008 extended that to show what was sort of like the last 15 minutes or your life. The new… Read More

  • Source: Facebook To Launch Read, Listened, Watched, And Want Buttons

    Source: Facebook To Launch Read, Listened, Watched, And Want Buttons

    The cat is out of the bag that Facebook is going to launch something big at its developer conference f8 this week. We’ve heard about the social music services that could be debuting in a few days, but as the New York Times conveyed this past weekend, Facebook is planning for ways to surface personal content better. And we’ve heard from a source that Facebook will introduce new… Read More

  • Facebook’s Spartans Ready For Battle, But War Won’t Come At f8

    Facebook’s Spartans Ready For Battle, But War Won’t Come At f8

    Facebook’s f8 is quickly approaching — by all accounts, it’s going to be massive. Ten days ago, I laid out some of what we were hearing would be coming. Now it’s time for one important update — for something not coming: Project Spartan. Facebook’s HTML5 app project (which will not be called Spartan at launch) is ready to go. But the latest word is that… Read More

  • Two Key Features Of Facebook Music: Scrobbling And Track Unification

    Two Key Features Of Facebook Music: Scrobbling And Track Unification

    Yesterday, we outlined a bit of what we’ve heard about Facebook’s upcoming f8 conference. One big launch will be their official foray into music. Today, we’ve heard more about that launch. One thing we’ve heard from a very good source is that a key aspect of the service will be “scrobbling”. The term, made popular by Last.fm, means that when you listen to… Read More

  • Tempting f8

    Tempting f8

    We’re now less than two weeks away from Facebook’s f8 conference. While it’s later than usual this year, Facebook uses the event to lay out their vision for the upcoming year and beyond. Typically, the event is big for developers, but this year may feature a few user-facing surprises as well. Here’s what we’ve heard so far. As has been widely reported… Read More

  • The Open Sausage Foundation

    The Open Sausage Foundation

    Facebook took over the Gillmor Gang this week like it threatens to do the Web. Danny Sullivan represented those who fear the unadulterated market power of the social giant. He pressed FriendFeed co-founder and now Facebook platform chief Bret Taylor on the Pandora and Microsoft deals, which push user data to “partners” without user opt in. Taylor said these were carefully… Read More

  • Facebook's Open Graph: It Depends On What The Meaning Of The Word "Open" Is

    Facebook's Open Graph: It Depends On What The Meaning Of The Word "Open" Is

    Grab the popcorn. There is a serious nerd fight brewing. Following Facebook’s big Open Graph announcements at f8 a couple days ago, many of the leaders of the so-called “open web” are taking exception to Facebook’s use of the term “open” for its grandiose plans. While the Open Graph may be a lot of things, it is not open, is the feeling many of them have… Read More