Saturday, September 24, 2011

Facebook Does News: What This Means for Google - International Business Times

More Facebook update analysis, with some closing speculation about what it may all mean for Yahoo

"If searching for news was the most important development of the last decade, sharing news may be among the most important of the next," the study's authors said.

Google should be worried. Once "Timeline" is fully rolled out, Facebook's 800 million users will be spending much more time exploring the "new-look Facebook," learning about their Timeline, testing out Open Graph, and designing their shiny new profiles. Furthermore, since updates from Open Graph applications will be displayed in the tiny Ticker instead of the larger News Feed, receiving hundreds of these updates from friends won't be a nuisance, and users can feel guilt-free about sharing them, too.

Facebook Does News: What This Means for Google - International Business Times

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