If you aren't as obsessed with these things as we are you may have not noticed all the Facebook news hitting the wire the last couple weeks. The social media giant has been announcing (and leaking) some of the biggest changes in their history and whether you are a Facebook junkie or a casual user, the way you connect with friends and fans online is about to change.
We know following all this tech news can be tricky, so we thought we would sum it all up for you in a few handy links.
Here's what you need to know about what's happening with Facebook:
- Facebook's Timeline is going to completely change the look of your Facebook page.
- It's also going to change the way companies use Facebook.
- The public release of Timeline, however, has been slightly delayed.
- The other big news is about Facebook's Open Graph. This allows outside developers to create Facebook apps that will change the way Facebook connects to the rest of the web.
- One of the big winners in all of this is Spotify, one of a number of music-listening services that have partnered with Facebook. Of these partners, Spotify is closest with Facebook and CEO Daniel Ek even took the stage at Facebook's f8 conference.
- Spotify-backlash began, however, as soon it was announced that new Spotify users now have to connect via Facebook. Spotify's new private listening feature aims to address the issue.
- Some good news, in our opinion: despite all these changes Facebook promises not to start charging users.