As some of us have found to our delight or chagrin (or both), Mark Zuckerberg announced two new features to facebook
1) “Timeline” is "the story of your life" significantly altering the way people's information is shown on the world's leading social network, presenting "all your stories, all your apps, and a new way to express who you are.", Zuckerberg said, "It's how you can tell the whole story of your life on a single page." Zuckerberg said that Timeline is already enabled for mobile devices.
2) “Ticker”, part of the next version of the social network's Open Graph, according to Mr. Zuckerberg. The idea, he said, is to enable a "completely new class of social apps." The elements of Open Graph that help people discover media content like music, movies, TV, and news will be available immediately.
“Last year, Zuckerberg said, Facebook rolled out Open Graph, a map of all a user's connections in the world, and made it so users can connect to anything they want in any way they want. But now with the next Open Graph, he said, users will also be able to connect to an order of magnitude more things than ever before using Ticker, a way to express "lightweight" actions, thoughts, and other things anytime they want.” – Daniel Terdiman, c|net
For more discussion and detail, here’s the source article: http://news.cnet.com/8301-1023_3-20110181-93/what-facebook-announced-at-f8-today/?tag=nl.e404
Incidentally, fb has added "Spotify" streaming.
Now for some eye candy. Hey! This is WinCUSTOMIZE, right?
Meanwhile, thanks go out to Hankers who told me about a cool way to customize one’s facebook page with “Better Facebook”.
Matt Kruse the app’s dev, has an faq page here: http://betterfacebook.net/faq.php#too_legit_to_quit
Take a look (my page using Firefox):
The app doesn’t change privacy settings (unless you want it to) nor anything else…. unless you wish to alter what appears on the page. There’s an easy, fully explained 10 step features setup which is not at all laborious and let’s you think about what you’re doing and you decide what feature you want or don’t. Very slick, Mr. Kruse!
One exception to note: This extension won’t work with Internet Explorer, but will with everything else.
There’s a good choice of skins to choose from and more under development…. Oh yes… It’s free!
Check it out here: http://betterfacebook.net/