The data you’ve got on Facebook will soon be handed over to developers, keen to build a new generation of social networking apps. You’ll need to give permission, but under new plans your photos, videos, notes and comments could be spread across the site in a whole new way.
Facebook is opening up its database beyond existing APIs to allow developers greater access to profiles.
It’s being dubbed an “open technology standard” and could put Facebook in even tighter competition with Twitter, as data will be filtered, sorted and presented in new ways, just as the myriad Twitter applications on the web already do.
According to the Wall Street Journal, Facebook will confirm the details of the new approach to apps today. It’s expected that a new breed of apps, tying content such as photos and video to other data, and even sites outside Facebook’s control, will emerge as developers are given the new tools.
Stay tuned, we’ll bring you the latest on Facebook’s plans as soon as they’re revealed in detail.
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