Facebook will eliminate third-party attributions in posts by pages, meaning that users will no longer see information that content was posted via applications such as HootSuite, TweetDeck, or Seesmic, according to a report by Wisemetrics.
Two third-party social-media-management tools are now one, as HootSuite Thursday announced its acquisition of Seesmic, saying that it will continue to support Seesmic but convert business users to HootSuite and urge Seesmic users to sample HootSuite’s offerings.
This afternoon, Seesmic has finally released the new version of their desktop application which includes support for Facebook’s new feed API. This is the beginning of a series of desktop and web-based applications that will provide support for Facebook’s new API. It marks a new turning point for Facebook who previously had kept their core feature within the site and continues to open up one step at a time.
While at SXSW, Kristen Nicole had the opportunity to sit down with Loic Le Meur about Seesmic’s new desktop integration with Facebook. Seesmic’s desktop application is one of the first (if not the first) to launch with full Facebook Connect support and illustrates the power of integrating into Facebook’s social graph. There are still a few kinks and additional features that Loic would like to add as Facebook continues to open up their API. Check out the video below to learn more about what Seesmic has planned for the future.