April 21st 2010, Facebook took over the Internet and most of us did not even notice. Â
During the F8 developer conference, Facebook announced its Open Graph API and more new developments, if you are interested you canÂ Â watch the presentation; it will give you an idea on how profound those changes are.
So how will the Internet “powered” by Facebook work? Here is an example, I am a registered Facebook user I go to the website of IMDB (Internet Movie Database) and look at the page for the movie “Shrek 2”. The default setting in Facebook is to make the entire Web experience social, so if I did not turn it off I will see automatically who of my friends also liked the movie. You will see a box with a button on Facebook on it saying “Like” and next to it friends of your Facebook account who like the movie too. You can now click on the button “Like” and it will set off a chain of events in Facebook. Your profile will be updated automatically to show that you like that move and a link to the website will appear next to it. No more cutting and pasting of website URL’s is necessary.
Facebook founder Mark ZuckerbergÂ explained that the aim of these changesÂ is to connect all of the separated content and social worlds into onebig mass. The web experience will be different for each user, even when they visit the same sites. Another example is the website Cnn.com, if you are a registered Facebook user you will see a little box (see further down) that shows what your friends might have done on that site, such as recommend a story or share a link.
It seems that Facebook’s Open Graph is like when Google began to syndicate their search bar into various sites throughout the World Wide Web. Those changes by Facebook will create aÂ whole newÂ Web,Â every Facebook user will share his Internet experience with his friends.