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.
Open Graph Actions
About.me, which allows tech-connected people to create simple, visual profile pages, has added more Facebook integration. Now users can pick background images from their Facebook profiles and easily inform their Facebook friends and subscribers of changes to their About.me profiles.
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.
The joy of working out with Facebook-connected applications is that even if users are not jogging or cycling with someone in person, they can have the support of their friends list in their pockets. As Steve Kusmer, CEO of Abvio (developers of Runmeter, 5K Runmeter, Cyclemeter, and Walkmeter) points out, users are much more likely to not only keep using fitness apps, but also to stay on track with their exercise goals, if they connect with Facebook.
Facebook completed the rollout of its developer alerts feature in late November, and now, the social network announced an updated settings menu to allow developers to manage how they receive those alerts.
Facebook touted the success of its offers program during its third-quarter earnings call in October, but how well has the initiative actually performed? It depends on your interpretation of “get offer.”
Even a casual Facebook user can see that the site has changed dramatically over the past year. On Thursday, Facebook’s developers team took some time to reflect on some of the highlights that made the social network what it is today.
Facebook launched the second phase of its test of the Collections feature Wednesday, adding some new retail partners to the mix and testing five open graph actions: want, save, add, collect, and wishlist.
Music application SoundCloud and Facebook’s open graph are in perfect harmony, and the social network called out the app in a post on its developer blog, highlighting its successful use of the platform.