Facebook was accused of imitating Twitter when it redesigned its homepage last month, making the news feed, or stream, more “real time,” and encouraging users to update their status more often. Today Facebook followed another one of Twitter’s footsteps.
With the Open Stream API, Facebook will allow third-party developers to create external applications that let users interact with their stream. This means users will be able to enjoy much of the Facebook experience without ever visiting Facebook.com itself. Read more