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lørdag 11. september 2010

Facebook is making waves on the webosphere as the newest and greatest social networking site. Compared to the likes of Bebo and Myspace, Facebook is setting itself above the standard by introducing a number of new and unique features to this type of site. Probably its greatest calling card however, is its API. And we’re not talking surface details either. The Facebook API gives developers unusually deep access into its structure which allows 3rd party applications to access and code around the Facebook structure. Its a great feature that surprisingly wasn’t thought of by its competitors and so far it’s proving to be the key factor in Facebook’s success.
Facebook is a social utility that connects people with friends and others who work, study and live around them. People use Facebook to keep up with friends, upload an unlimited number of photos, share links and videos, and learn more about the people they meet.
Some other cool features include the Marketplace - where you can buy and sell your goods within the network, Photo Albums, Events calendar and the ability to join numerous Groups - collections of users brought together by a common interest. I also love the mini-RSS feed that is displayed on each users ‘dashboard’ that records each action performed by that user on the network. Nice work.
Personally, I’ve always struggled a little to get overly enthralled with this type of social networking site. Maybe its because I’m a designer/developer and I have the means to create my own website, but nonetheless, the features offered by facebook make having a personal space on the web that much easier.

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