Facebook’s ‘N s Feed’ i s
essent i al l y a r ebr anded R SS
r eader . I nst ead of pul l i ng
bl og post s and new s
ar t i cl es, t he
r eader aggr egat es updat es
f r om your f r i ends’ pr of i l es.
C i ck her e f or an exam e
A widget is an embedded device that provides
some level of value to the publisher. This is
somewhat akin to what Facebook has done with
their ‘F8 Platform’, and more notably
‘Applications’. Once a user adds a given'
Application’, it appears on their profile page,
where other users can see it and interact with it (or
even add it themselves).
What is a WIKI?
Will WIKIpedia one day officially
replace Encyclopedia as more reliable
source in YOUR eyes?
Wikis - By definition, a wiki is a collaborative
space that can be edited by anyone with access to
the site. This notion of participation and
cooperation creates a more productive, usable
information portal for all affiliated members.
Facebook has rebranded this concept as ‘Groups’.
Within a given group, you are able to start a
conversation (with a message), add photos, and
provide simple commentary. Furthermore,
administrators and officers have added control
What are Blogs?
You better know before they become passé!
Blogs - When a user writes a ‘Note’ on Facebook, they
are expressing their thoughts or opinions in a given
manner. A collection of these notes, in reverse
chronological order, can be classified as a ‘weblog’
The offline concept of a diary has been around for
centuries. It doesn’t take a huge leap of faith to
consider a jump into the online world.
ser ener at ed C ent
The cornerstone of the Web 2.0
ser ener at ed C ent (U C - O
ont G) nce agai n,
t he t er m m seem r at her sel f -expl anat or y,
but i t does need som cl ar i f i cat i on. U C i s
cont ent cr eat ed by t he user - i t i s not
pr oduct i on qual i t y. Exam es i ncl ude phot os,
vi deos, and audi o cl i ps.
N onl y does Facebook upl oad an
ast oni shi ng am ount of phot os each day, but
t hey al so pr ovi de a si m e, yet pow f ul
vi deo exper i ence. Si m y put , user s ar e
const ant l y i nt er act i ng w t h user -gener at ed
cont ent . They j ust don’t know i t .
What is an API?
Welcome to ACRONYM city!
Population one zillion!
an A i cat i on Pr ogr am i ng I nt er f
ace. I n ot her w ds, i t i s a w
t o l et ot her s i nt egr at e w t h your
ser vi ce by t appi ng i nt o your
dat a. Thi s i s w hat Facebook has
done w t h t hei r new ‘F8 Pl at f or m.
They’r e al l ow ng ot her s t he
abi l i t y t o t ap i nt o Facebook’s
dat abase and cr eat e appl i cat i ons
w ch can t hen be added t o t he
syst em and adopt ed by user s.
M cr o-bl oggi ng - Thi s new phenom
i s essent i al l y a m ni -f or m of
bl oggi ng. R ecent l y m ade popul ar by
com pani es such as Tw t t er and Tum r ,
m cr o-bl oggi ng i s a w t o pr ovi de a
shor t m essage (usual l y l ess t han 200
char act er s) about your l i f e, m ood, or
cur r ent st at e vi a t he w e-m l ,
t ext , or I M To m
. eet dem and i n t hi s
ar ea, Facebook l aunched ‘St at us
Updat es’, w ch i s si m y anot her w
hi pl ay
of l abel i ng m cr o-bl oggi ng.