Workshop on Online Social
December 7, 2007.
Experiences and lessons from a popular
social networking application.
Facebook is a new media platform . Behind the hype
of massive user growth and data privacy concerns - there's some significant
technology behind Facebook that is trail blazing a
new way for us to interact via the internet.
A. Facebook Application lets users post profiles
of their real selves, build a network of real world
friends and share content.
B. Facebook Platform provides ways for
software developers to launch applications that previously took months in
C. Facebook News Feed finally starts to
solve the information overload problem in a relaxed and interesting way.
British companies and charities that have banned Facebook
usage at work see network traffic halve overnight. But individual users
recognise good technology when they see it and hence the British love affair
with Facebook may not be over any time soon. This talk starts to explain why.