Monday, January 28, 2008

Embed Facebook Apps on any website

Facebook has announced a set of Java tools that will allow developers to embed Facebook Apps on their own webpages. As Duncan Riley at TechCrunch notes

I’m not sure anyone saw this move coming, but Facebook may have just changed the game again by essentially becoming an application host. It’s a clever move by Facebook in a year its competitors will get more serious about offering platforms themselves.

I’ll be interested in seeing how this move affects Facebook’s use as a content management system for educators. Although I doubt that it will lead to educators creating their own static web sites, it should have interesting applications, such as adding Facebook features or connectivity to existing course pages.

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