a few words about the evolution of Facebook and the future of the platform:
Yesterday facebook added a new set of features that allows users to import information from other websites (i.e. flickr, delicious, digg, twitter) directly into your mini-feed, and your friends feed. Just click over to your profile, view your mini-feed and click IMPORT near the top to get startd.
Say you add your summer vacation photo’s to your flickr account, now you won’t have to double-post them on Facebook because your all-knowing friend feed will have already notified your friends that you posted them over there, cool right?
The next step Facebook needs to take is to integrate some kind of open office tools (i.e. spreadsheet, word processor, slide presentation) that way the platform is capable of sharing all kinds of data. Facebook could be used as a strong business tool if businesses had the option of privatizing a network, and then going further with developing applications using the Facebook open API.
Also, note that last June the company aquired an online OS named “Parakee”, who’s interface mirrors that of Mac OS X, it was developed by Mozilla for use within the Firefox browser woohoo. So if Facebook can integrate that interface within it’s own platform they could establish the first workable version of Web 3.0 and the elusive Online Desktop. I’m excited for that one.