Facebook Out For World Domination
The internet has always been known as the web, the World Wide Web, the net, so fourth, etc. Can you imagine what it would be like to ask you friend “Whatcha doin?” Then having them answer back “Oh, I’m just surfin’ Facebook.” It would seem with Facebook’s new plans that the future may just reveal the web can very well become an extension of the Facebook user interface.
Every song you listen to on Spotify and every program you watch on Netflix, it could become part of the ever-growing amount of information being shared on Facebook. Of course, the user has to enable that link between Facebook and their Spotify or Netflix accounts.
All of this information will be shared on the status update feed in real-time to all of each user’s Facebook friends.
It’s called Facebook Ticker.
Anytime a user is logged onto Facebook and they visit a web service that integrates with Facebook Ticker it could mean automatic sharing without hitting the like button. The user must explicitly approve of their viewing or listening habits being broadcasted on Facebook. Users will have the ability to limit the sharing of info to certain groups of friends.
This of course could be problematic. Since a user would only have to enable the sharing link up once, this could mean that every article a user read on a particular site would be shared. There could be a number of reasons why a user would not want to share each and every single article they read, they might not like it enough to recommend it or it could be in regards to a topic that they connect to in a very personal way.
Facebook users must use serious discretion when allowing Facebook Ticker to integrate with the sites and services that we use most in order to be in control of our privacy.Continued on the next page