Facebook will introduce a new product Thursday, but what will it be? Early speculation has focused on two completely unrelated products, both of which have been bandied about recently: a video-sharing service for Instagram, or a reader for RSS feeds.
Could Facebook be aiming to fill the void that will be left when Google Reader is shuttered at the end of June? Developer Tom Waddington thinks so, based on evidence he spotted in the social network’s code.
Facebook quietly rolled out a new main logo, as well as new logos for some of the company’s official pages.
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.
Is Facebook preparing to allow pages to create and manage groups, which can currently only be done by individual users? Developer Tom Waddington uncovered some evidence hinting that this may be in the works.
Facebook users: Do you want to see almost every story that is eligible to be included in your news feeds? There’s a code for that, and it was unearthed by developer Tom Waddington and shared by sister blog Inside Facebook.
Looking for an attractive incentive to coax Facebook users to check in to your business? How does free Wi-Fi sound?
Facebook is apparently eyeing the addition of some musical flair to its suggested events, feature, as developer Tom Waddington tipped off sister blog Inside Facebook about an “Upcoming Concerts” module showing up in some users’ news feeds.
Developer Tom Waddington might want to add “code sleuth” to his title: After discovering references to the Facebook want button and potential social commerce initiatives within the social network’s code, Waddington has now unearthed references to promotions within Facebook messages.