Posts Tagged Facebook Connect

News Items 7/24

Several interesting items today:

Twitter in USA Today – you know it’s mainstream when it’s in USA Today. And, a blog post on Everything You Need to Know About Twitter from Social Media Today.

We talked about Facebook’s new strategy with Facebook Connect to play nice with the rest of the Web. Zuckerberg discussed at the F8 Developer’s Meeting.

Look for Esquire to use electronic paper for its cover for its 75th anniversary edition. Look for it in the October issue.

Google is negotiating to buy Digg for around $200 mil.  Why? Because they can.  Let’s see if this deal goes through, as Digg has been an acquisition holdout for years.

NY Times is linking up with LinkedIn to provide news content to the professional social networking site.

And, Apple’s running short of 3G iPhones, now with wait times of 2-3 weeks. Glad I got mine!

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Everybody Wants to Play Nice With Others

Since my post on Friday about MySpace and their “data availability initiative”, both Facebook and Google have made similar announcements. Facebook announced Facebook Connect which will allow users to connect their Facebook identity, friends, and privacy to any Website. And almost as if on cue, Google announced (or is expected to announce on Monday) Friend Connect, part of Open Social that will allow users to acessprofile information from social networks to other Web sites. And, late last month, even Yahoo made an announcement about being more social.

As I discussed previously, one of the future strategies and important steps for social network companies will be in how they provide tools to help people manage their online activities. Tech Crunch does a good job describing a “Centralized Me” concept versus something more portable, an “aggregated me” so to speak. Everyone’s been talking about FriendFeed, some are even migrating from the once dominant Twitter. Now, the big social networks are opening things up in hopes of having a piece of the information as users manage their schizophrenic online identities.

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