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While checking out the new Facebook Timeline introduction page we posted about just recently, we spotted a Spotify app in the Timeline.
This suggests and somewhat goes along with rumors over the past few weeks or so that Facebook will be teaming up with Spotify to bring music playback to Facebook.
According to the Timeline introduction, you'll be able to play music from the Facebook website and the music you listen to will be shared on your timeline, so that your friends can see what you are listening to and also listen along at the same time.
We will find out soon enough. The Zuck has discussed music during his F8 keynote yet.
Mark Zuckerberg kicked off his F8 Developer Conference keynote introducing the Facebook Timeline.
It's a way of seeing your whole life story on just one page. It's not yet clear if the Timeline will replace traditional profile pages or if it will be an additional type of profile page.
The Timeline page allows you and your friends to see all of your recent activity all the way through to when you were born. There is a simple year bar which allows you to go back to a certain year in your life to see what you or your friends were doing then. As for adding content, you'll be able to upload old photos and video etc and select a date from when that event occurred.
After a quick lucky guess, I found the Facebook Timeline preview page which introduces the new product. Check it out here.
We are unsure when Facebook will rollout Timeline, but in Mark's speech he said that they will be rolling out a bunch of new products today, so money is on sometime later today.
With those haunting memories going back to 9/11 almost 10 years ago, a time when those memories are most particularly vivid is just around the corner once again, marking a full decade since the horrific event in New York unfolded.
As such, in collaborating with The National September 11 Memorial & Museum, Facebook will be asking members to acknowledge this time by updating their profile photos or dedicating their statuses in remembrance of all the victims who lost their lives.
Facebook for iPad has been a long time coming and between you and I, it should've been here weeks after the iPad launch 18 months ago. But, are we edging closer to social network goodness on the iPad? Possibly... It looks like we might see the iPad app unveiled at Facebook's "f8" developer conference which is being held in San Francisco on September 22. The f8 conference is aimed at getting Facebook app developers together or people who want to integrate their website with Facebook in order to showcase Facebook's newest feature additions.
At the last f8 conference, the "Like" feature was unveiled which let you spread the word about a website, brand, product, video or anything else of interest to your Facebook friends. This years f8 conference is being held at the San Francisco Design center which will be the largest stage ever used for an f8 event, which is leading people to believe Facebook is set to unveil something quite large.
Latest figures out of the social networking giant, Facebook, show an absolutely mind-blowing 1 trillion hits a month. For those who don't quite grasp just how large that number is, 1 trillion is 1,000,000,000,000... wow. In comparison, YouTube only takes 100 million hits a month.
Behind both of those giants, Yahoo.com receives 78 million page views per month on average. As Facebook continutes to grow, more and more people are joining, young and old. PC, Mac, mobile, tablets, everywhere.
Google+, when will you hit 1 trillion hits a month?
Google's got the gaming bug as of today with the launch of a new games section. There's a stack of decently mixed up titles already available to help reel in folks and spend more time on its social project.
By clicking on a button at the top of your stream, you'll get to the list of titles now on offer, including some bigtime favourites like Angry Birds as well as being able to get info on game updates from circles, invites from friends, titles being played by your contacts and a shared high scores system to add to the competitive, addictive nature of the section.
Google says it's still in the process of rolling out the games page to everyone, so some of you might not yet see it, but it should be a quick rollout and you'll be able to let your fb farms wither away in favour of a new lease of life on the other side.
Anonymous has had quite the resume built up, responsible for attacks on the Pentagon, News Corp and others have now set their targets on Zuckerberg's love child, Facebook. Anonymous have vowed to destroy Facebook on November 5 citing privacy concerns and the difficulty involved in deleting a Facebook account. Anonymous hopes to "kill Facebook," and the "medium mof communication [we] all so dearly adore."
The full announcement is below (and in the full post of this news) for your reading pleasure. Let's just hope V for Vendetta is not involved because we all know what happens on the 5th of November.
A plague of spam is occuring right now via thousands of hacked Twitter accounts which advertises a weight-loss product. It is not known how all these accounts have been hacked, but given the mass that's been affected and the amount of spammy msgs, it would seem the users' passwords have been stolen.
Below is what it looks like :-
...with the link pointing to a website that advertises an Acai Berry dietary supplement.
Needless to say, if you've spotted the above message coming from your own account, you should immediately change your password.
Another way to help prevent this kind of thing happening to you in future is to log in to your Twitter account, click on "Settings" in the upper-right dropdown menu, then choose "Connections" or "Applications" and "Revoke Access" which will revoke Twitter access to any suspicious apps thereon.
Google+ are hitting some great milestones every week it seems, with digital marketing monitor comScore Inc. estimating that Google had more than 20 million unique visitors since it opened its doors on June 28. Google of course has a long road ahead of them if they want to catch up to the footsteps of Facebook, with more than 750 million active users [according to their own statistics].
But, the king is never king forever. MySpace was one the "in-thing" and is now a faint memory in the ever-changing world of social networking. Google+ still remains an invite-only arena which would seem to stop its growth but it seems that the limited access is causing it to help its marketing and people want to be included in the exclusive Google+ network.
I'm currently selling invites for $500 a piece if interested, sarcasm of course.
Paul Allen's Google+ account has a new public post, saying that membership may pass 18 million today. Allen says that there have been 750,000 sign-ups on Monday alone which brings the total user base to nearly 18 million. Last week saw two days in which Google+ saw 2 million sign ups per day, but the exponential growth slowed to roughly 1 million new users a day. Keep in mind that this growth is all without Google actually marketing Google+ through any of its other channels such as Google search, YouTube or Blogger.
Google says when this happens, we should see millions of people joining Google+ on a daily basis for quite some time. Chairman Eric Schmidt says the vision Google have is to integrate Circles and sharing with all other Google properties. Google haven't started marketing Google+ because they're still trying to get the product "right." Google say they're paying attention to what customers are saying and responding quickly to try and improve the service.
If you'd like to take a look at the quite large post Allen made, check it out here.