Mark Zuckerberg Debuts 'Open Graph' Music Service, New Facebook Look
iHeartradio On Board
September 22, 2011 at 12:04 PM (PT)
MARK ZUCKERBERG took the stage at FACEBOOK's f8 developer conference to introduce a "master plan for the social network." reports ENGADGET.COM. Dubbed "Open Graph," many of FACEBOOK users' favorite music services -- SPOTIFY, RHAPSODY, RDIO and MOG -- can be integrated onto the user's FACEBOOK page with custom apps.
"[This] a big day for all the music lovers around the world, so let's light up the world with music," SPOTIFY CEO DANIEL EK said. Details on SPOTIFY's integration can be seen here.
The same technology also enables users to bring in video from VEVO, HULU and many others. NETFLIX, however, is only integrated into FACEBOOK in CANADA and LATIN AMERICA at his time.
iHeartradio On Board
At the same time CLEAR CHANNEL announced enhanced FACEBOOK integration of iHEARTRADIO.
"The new iHEARTRADIO’s enhanced FACEBOOK integration will deepen the already strong ways we enable our users to connect around music listening and to discover new songs, artists, and custom stations," BOB PITTMAN, Chairman of Media and Entertainment Platforms for CLEAR CHANNEL RADIO, said. "We are deeply committed to social integration, and now iHEARTRADIO users on FACEBOOK can express and share their music tastes in real-time even more easily, making their digital radio experience more personal and relevant."
More about iHEARTRADIO's integration in FACEBOOK can be found here.
Timeline -- The 'Story Of Your Life'
ZUCKERBERG also touted the network's new Timeline feature, which "is the story of your life," he said. All the user's stories and apps will be included, creating a "new way to express who you are."
He touted that the new look is a lot more visual, reports CNET.COM's live blog. "All your stories in the bottom left hand side. Basically just like the wall. Then on the right, you have a timeline that breaks down all your posts from various points."
The Timeline can go back months or years, too. "Users click on a year, and it scrolls down to that year," CNET reports. "Years also get broken down by month. ZUCKERBERG points out that it's not everything from the year, just the most important content.
More about the Timeline can be found here.