Back in September at the F8 Conference, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg said his company would deliver a frictionless experience across the Web through applications. And starting tomorrow, he plans to make good on that promise, according to a new report.
The world’s biggest social network can be holding a press event in San Francisco day after today unveiling the primary group of Open Graph movements that share user actions from outdoor the web page with its users, All things digital is reporting, bringing up sources. The sources didn’t say what number of movements, which might be basically easy applications, will launch as a part of facebook’s Open Graph initiative.
The focus behind Facebook’s applications idea is to combine the actions users engage in both on the world’s largest social network and off into a single spot in their Open Graph. So, if a user is listening to a song, watching a television show, or reading a news article across the Web, it can be shared on Facebook for friends to see. Those friends can then join in and do the same. At F8, Zuckerberg said that the idea could create a completely new class of social apps than what was ever possible before.
Of direction, all this doesn’t occur mechanically. fb will require customers to decide-in to percentage from a website online. After doing so, all their activities on that site will be percentaged with friends again on facebook until she or he makes a decision to show it off.
At F8, Facebook said that all the content shared won’t show up in a person’s news feed. Instead, the data will be found in their Timeline, with the ultimate goal of creating a visual record of what a person has done over the course of several years.
Facebook made its Timeline available last year. The feature is currently opt-in, but the social network is widely expected to transition all accounts to Timeline in the coming days. As All Things Digital’s Liz Gannes points out, that rollout would likely coincide with Open Graph Actions’ launch, since the applications require Timeline to work.
fb announced in past due December that it could start approving Open Graph applications this month. as soon as it’s authorized, the developer will receive a notification from facebook telling them while they may be able to get started offering it to customers.