Facebook is obviously going through a lot of changes this week as they typically do in the days surrounding their annual conferences. The Facebook F8 Conference starts tomorrow and the techie community is and has been abuzz. They have been speculating for months that Facebook would be making some small changes, like the change they unveiled today, to the look and “functionality” of the site. They have also been speculating larger and much more significant changes, including taking on Apple by creating an HTML5 platform specifically for use with mobile Safari. It is pretty interesting to see two powerhouses battle for dominating any pieces they can get of the “virtual” world.
For me, and for everyone who is trying to get their entertainment seen or heard by masses, the biggest and best speculation is Facebook is going to team with online media services to integrate a media platform. Of course this is really good news for online media services that struggle with getting paying customers. The really cool thing about this for people or businesses that want to get their media noticed is when people listen to music (and hopefully a podcast), or watch something online while on Facebook, their friends will be able to that. Insert viral effect here, which is perfect for the small-time, independent business with something free to share, who are counting on social media for a good, and free, boost.
I’m looking forward to tomorrow when Facebook let’s us all in on their new secrets. As a podcaster, I am particularly interested in how this will pan out!
What do you think? Would you use apps that integrate Facebook and online media?