Daniel Ek the CEO of music service Spotify visits the founder of Facebook in California. As Mark Zuckerberg make a big announcement that the company will unleash new waves of applications on Facebook. This is called Open Graph.
In the Open Graph, you simply share your friends what video you are watching, what music you are listening, what books you are reading and others. Media is part of Facebook initiative to really keep social in touch with your friends and families. Sharing your profile to your friends is cool. Aside you’re sharing your recent activities to your friends; you are actually sharing your private information. Hope you’ll share yours to mine and mine to yours.
The Open Graph came from the idea of “LIKE” button which signifies that you are agreeing with the user. Like button is just a simple form of self expression but the management thought of a greater idea that could improve the LIKE button.
Aside of the Like button, the friend list is also important to the application. Because in Facebook aside of what Zuckerberg’s telling that service is sharing, you can now hone your friends in your friend’s list whether if it’s your close friend or acquaintances only. Still privacy matters in here.
As The CEO of Facebook Zuckerberg said, “The whole point of this is that you use this app instead of whatever you were using before — because you want to discover things about your friends and share your activities with them,’ he says. “We’re not trying to make everyone use this stuff. Everyone has to make a choice up front to use it, and I think they’ll be signing up pretty clearly because they want their friends to be able to see this stuff. They were probably be a set of people whose reaction is just, ‘Wow, I don’t want any service to know all of the stuff that I listen to, just because it is a lot of information.’ But our belief is that people own their data and they should be able to share it or put it wherever they want.”