Just got a new RSS Update from the Facebook Developer Blog. Seems like they’re rolling out the new changes that I’ve been seeing here and there.
And since I’m not at a place where I can load all of this…. Here’s the breakdown, courtesy of TechCrunch.
Facebook has partnered up with sixty different partners to add their “stories” to Facebook Timeline, apps that span different verticals from Food, Fashion to Travel. Already apps like Foodspotting, Foodily, Ticketmaster, Pinterest,Rotten Tomatoes, Pose, Kobo, Gogobot, and TripAdvisor have signed on to share their stories. “When we say anything we really mean anything,” Carl Sjogreen said as he took the stage and announced that verbs like “knitting,” “read” and “shared” are now a part of Timeline story options.
The apps are basically an expansion of stories apps like Spotify and the Washington Post app, and use verbs beyond “listen”, like “watching” and “reading” like “bought,””want” and love.
“What we tried to build with Timeline apps was that each app should pick the actions verbs and nouns that best defines their usecases,” says Facebook engineer Mike Vernal.
Per Vernal – Facebook won’t limit apps to which verbs the can use, and each app will have anywhere 2-10 verbs.