Today Facebook officially released its new widgets web site to the masses. It features three widgets that Facebook has already made available, a couple new ones, and will likely feature new widgets as the company rolls them out.
The appeal of widgets for users is that they allow easy and quick integration with existing websites whose administrators might not have the technical know-how to implement a full Facebook Connect application.
Website or Business:
Now that Facebook has dedicated a page specifically for widgets, it’s likely we’ll see more crop up over the next few months.
They are planning to set up free phone calls (like Skype) of facebook users and extend it to non-users with Vivox (they already work for Second Life and may also extend it to Twitter).
More prototype applicationes here:
World Map of Social Networks (Green is Facebook, Red is Hi5, China is QQ):
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