f8 2011

Zuckerberg reveals Timeline, a whole new Facebook at f8 2011 [Video]

Zuckerberg reveals Timeline, a whole new Facebook at f8 2011 [Video]

This year at the Facebook developer conference, Andy Sandberg introduced himself as Mark Zuckerberg and showed off their newest feature - the Slow Poke, a poke that takes 24 hours to reach the person being poked, plenty of time to be cancelled by the obviously drunk sender. Zuckerberg replaced him about 5 minutes into his mindless rant to mild applause and Mark himself continued on with the usual milestone listing. Half a billion people signing on in one day, for example. Then he went on to note that apps and depth of engagement were the next "way of the future," this future having very much to do with the way you present yourself with Facebook - the new way being Timeline.

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Watch Facebook’s f8 Welcome Keynote here [LIVE]

Watch Facebook’s f8 Welcome Keynote here [LIVE]

It's that time again, all you lovers of social media development, time for Facebook's big one-day event f8 (pronounced "fate"), where we get to see all manner of announcements pertaining to the social network, large and small. Below you'll be able to take part in the first Welcome keynote speech, while below you can check out what we expect to see from the conference as a whole. Chatter thus far (yes, we're chilling in the audience) is that Facebook is about to change the world and that Facebook is about to crush Twitter. Which goal is loftier?

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Facebook Music “Listen with your friend” leaks

Facebook Music “Listen with your friend” leaks

Facebook's f8 conference kicks off in just a few hours, but the company's announcements keep leaking; next up is a "Listen with your friend" feature, apparently set to be added to the social network's new ticker. Facebook creative director Ji Lee accidentally revealed the communal streaming system in a promptly-deleted tweet, but not quick enough to stop Mitchell Holder from grabbing a screenshot. "Listen to what your friends are listening [to]" Lee says of the service, "LIVE."

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Guidebook App for Facebook f8 2011 attendees Hands-on [Video]

Guidebook App for Facebook f8 2011 attendees Hands-on [Video]

One of the most obvious and correct steps any forward and mobile-thinking event these days should have is a companion app to help attendees navigate their way through the day. Better yet, someone should create an app that makes it easy for events to set up a guide for themselves, little to no hassle involved. Wait, that exists? It's simply called Guidebook? Well that's great! We took a few minutes today to check out the Facebook f8 entry into the Guidebook app to prepare for tomorrow's events and we'd just love to show you what it's all about.

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Facebook revamps friend lists and newsfeed, adds ticker

Facebook revamps friend lists and newsfeed, adds ticker

Facebook announced several new changes today, including revisions to its Friends Lists and News Feed features as well as the addition of a ticker with real-time status updates. These changes will be rolled out starting this evening, just two days ahead of Facebook's annual f8 developer conference, where the social network is expected to unveil more new features, including music streaming integration.

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Facebook Project Spartan HTML5 drive to miss f8 tip insiders

Facebook Project Spartan HTML5 drive to miss f8 tip insiders

Facebook's Project Spartan will not make its debut at the social network's f8 conference, it's suggested, with the broad-reaching HTML5 venture instead expected to launch later in September or in early October. The slight delay from earlier rumors is down to Facebook's decision to extend Project Spartan to support the Android browser along with desktop browsers, TechCrunch reports, rather than solely the iOS browser on the iPhone and iPad as originally intended. Now, the project is expected to launch at a separate event a week or two following f8.

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