This past Tuesday, several Facebook applications were erroneously disabled, as were many developer accounts. Facebook explained what happened Thursday, saying that it was too aggressive with its identification of a pattern that identified malicious apps, and that legitimate apps and developers were mistakenly caught in the dragnet.
People are increasingly engaging with Facebook-connected applications such as Pandora, Nike+, and Endomondo. They want to be able to tell more stories using these apps, but they also desire more control over how the apps post to Facebook and what information is accessed. On the eve of the Facebook platform’s sixth anniversary, the company discussed how it has brought third-party developers into the fold and what’s next for Facebook-connected apps.
With more brands integrating social strategies into marketing plans, it’s crucial that businesses take note of and adapt Facebook’s changes.
As December and the full year come to an end, year-end wrap-up season arrives in full force. The Facebook Developer Blog posted its overview of changes to the social network in 2011.
Hey, ticker haters: Facebook appears to be testing a new layout for its homepage, where notifications appear in a column running down the left-hand side.
Facebook has started soliciting opinions from page administrators about how to improve certain features.
Facebook has said that it wants to phase out places in favor of location tagging, and one great way to start is to ask users for help eliminating duplicates.
The latest attempt to alert Facebook users when they have been unfriended is Out & In, from Italy’s Wasabit.