Facebook focuses on media sharing and adds timeline
Posted in: Internet Use/New Technologies at 23/09/2011 18:16
Facebook has outlined plans to encourage users to share more of the media they consume - including music and movies - with friends.
Its founder Mark Zuckerberg also unveiled a dramatic redesign to the website, replacing user profiles with an audio visual timeline of their life.
The updates were revealed at Facebook's annual F8 developer conference.
Facebook as Tastemaker
Facebook, the Web's biggest social network, is where you go to see what your friends are up to. Now it wants to be a force that shapes what you watch, hear, read and buy.
The company announced new features here on Thursday that could unleash a torrent of updates about what you and your Facebook friends are doing online: Frank is watching "The Hangover," Jane is listening to Jay-Z, Mark is running a race wearing Nike sneakers, and so forth. That in turn, Facebook and its dozens of partner companies hope, will influence what Frank and Jane and Mark's friends consume.