Facebook continues to open up

By April 27, 2009Facebook, Twitter

Facebook just announced their Open Stream API.  Users will now be able to see and interact their Facebook stream in third party applications – just like Twitter.

For me this will significantly increase the utility of Facebook, or at least it will as soon as I can get in Tweetdeck!

I look forward to the day when I can mingle my Twitter and Facebook and even email streams.  It will need some intelligent filtering though!

  • And we thought Twitter created “noise”; just wait until Facebook data gets pulled out into the web and into applications.

    The distributed, automatic publication model we've created to push data into closed silos is going to result in some interesting problems with data duplication once multiple services start opening up their silos.

    A parallel: the stock photography industry is riddled with duplicative images stored at various stock photo sites; there is a business model sitting out there to open-source a platform (or open up access) to reduce the waste in the system.

    Obviously we won't have the same problem in data storage with text, but it does make filtering even more important…

  • Good point Taylor. We will need a sophisticated client to handle these messages and alerts.

  • And we thought Twitter created “noise”; just wait until Facebook data gets pulled out into the web and into applications.

    The distributed, automatic publication model we've created to push data into closed silos is going to result in some interesting problems with data duplication once multiple services start opening up their silos.

    A parallel: the stock photography industry is riddled with duplicative images stored at various stock photo sites; there is a business model sitting out there to open-source a platform (or open up access) to reduce the waste in the system.

    Obviously we won't have the same problem in data storage with text, but it does make filtering even more important…

  • Good point Taylor. We will need a sophisticated client to handle these messages and alerts.