BookScout, the book-centric Facebook application from publisher Random House, announced the addition of seasonal book recommendations, as well as the launch of a mobile app.
Publisher Random House pounced on the opportunities for its BookScout book-centric application afforded by the new Timeline design Facebook introduced Wednesday, announcing updates to the app to coincide with Timeline’s new features.
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.
Tis the season for giving, and Facebook is on board, announcing at its rescheduled event at iconic toy store FAO Schwarz in New York Thursday night that its Gifts feature is being rolled out to more users, and introducing several new retail partners.