Facebook will begin sending weekly reports to the “Big Four” television networks — ABC, CBS, Fox, and NBC — and a “small number of select partners,” according to a report by The Wall Street Journal’s Digits blog.
Facebook officially confirmed that it will roll out the addition of emoticons and actions in status updates, which many users already have access to, saying that U.S. users will get the new feature “in the coming weeks.”
Facebook wants to know how more of its users are feeling and what they’re doing, as the emoticons and actions it began testing in status updates in January are being rolled out to more users.
Facebook introduced what it calls explicitly shared actions, which allows developers to give users of their applications the option of sharing actions within those apps, such as Foursquare check-ins and Instagram photos, as if they were directly posted to the social network.
Video-sharing site Izlesene has grown its user base 16-fold after upgrading to Facebook’s open graph actions.
With news feed updates poised to surge as users enable new open graph actions, Facebook has begun grouping together activities within the same application.
Facebook has been evolving into more of an operating system than a standalone website, but this hasn’t suddenly happened overnight.
The right-hand side of timeline will soon be the official home for the action-oriented applications that make use of variations on the like button.
Today 60 companies have unveiled open graph applications upgraded to populate the right-hand column of Facebook’s timeline.
Facebook announced that it will begin approving potential actions other than like enabled by its Open Graph in January, and developers who receive the thumbs-up from the social network can immediately begin publishing those actions.