Feeding Facebook More Data

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Facebook this week rolled out an interesting enhancement to its API which will enable developers to extend the same capabilities of a status update – including adding friends and indicating location – directly from any Facebook-enabled app.

Location and friends can now be added as properties to any photo, video, link, or status.

What this enables developers to do is essentially feed Facebook more data. Instead of a user indicating where they are eating, they are now able to indicate where they are eating and with whom.

In short, app developers can help their users share more detail on their timelines. Facebook is essentially giving developers the same functions it already provides users to when they are creating status updates.

Facebook has also added some controls for managing tags. New app users will be able to select the audience they would like to share their app activity with in a permissions dialog box and choose to feature, hide or route the stories for tag review.


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