Many Facebook users make New Year’s resolutions, but not quite as many end up sticking to them. With that in mind, the social network suggested some pages and Pinterest feeds that may help reverse that trend.
Facebook announced Tuesday that the application modules it introduced for Timeline in March have now been rolled out to all users, encouraging app developers in a post on its developer blog to incorporate these sections into their apps
Facebook has been experimenting with ways that allow users to be more expressive — such as structured status updates and more info in the “about” section. The social network Friday announced new open graph actions that let people tell a little more about what they’ve done through Facebook-connected applications.
Facebook is testing a host of new open graph actions for content involving subjects like books, movies, and television, including “rate,” “quote,” “wants to read,” and “wants to watch,” developer Tom Waddington pointed out to sister blog Inside Facebook.
Facebook is moving to position itself as the hub of all interest-based communities (Pinterest, Spotify, Foodspotting, and Goodreads, for example) with its open graph platform. The people we follow in these networks are not necessarily our friends, but people whose content interests us. At the end of the day, all of these communities are peer-to-peer. Facebook can reimagine two big peer-to-peer markets with real identity, discovery, and imitation enabled by open graph at the center.
What’s the biggest resolution everyone makes on Jan. 1? Lose weight and be healthier. There are several Facebook applications that can help with this goal and other popular New Year’s resolutions, such as traveling, finding a new job, and reading more.
It’s hard to believe that Thanksgiving is already here. Perhaps even more difficult to swallow is the subsequent holiday season and its accompanying pressures. With Black Friday starting ridiculously early this year, you better be ready to put down the pie and shop. The thought of trying to buy presents to please everyone is more than exhausting. How will you know what to buy? Consult Facebook.
As the Fourth of July holiday approaches, Facebook offered some statistics pulled from three of the more social applications on its app center to help their users plan their holiday soundtracks, menus, and beach reading lists.
With news feed updates poised to surge as users enable new open graph actions, Facebook has begun grouping together activities within the same application.