This Week in Facebook
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Facebook sent snail mail invitations to the press last week announcing an event at their Menlo Park offices. Facebook has had a few of these announcement events recently, to announce the Facebook Phone, Open Graph Search and now this new one. I rounded up a few rumors about the event, but this post will have the Live Stream the day of and will sum up the event as well.
There has been some speculation about this on the internet already, but some think it is a new RSS reader for news sites. RSS stands for Real Simple Syndication. This allows subscribers to catch up on multiple sources all in one place. This may come at the right time as Google Reader, to much disdain, will no longer function as of July 31st.
Facebook photo to snail mail
The other rumor is that Facebook will introduce a way for you to send your photos to your friends through regular mail. Say you are traveling in Europe but don’t have the change to spring for a stamp or post card. You would be able to send a photo to your friend’s (real) mail box right from your phone. There are already service likes this out there, so this wouldn’t be ground breaking.
What do you think the Facebook announcement will be about?
Others News about Facebook
This week Facebook introduced the rolling out of hashtags, according to the Facebook Newsroom, “…hashtags will be clickable on Facebook. Similar to other services like Instagram, Twitter, Tumblr, or Pinterest, hashtags on Facebook allow you to add context to a post or indicate that it is part of a larger discussion. I don’t really see a need for Facebook hashtags on Facebook, I don’t really use them on Twitter that much either. A little known fact about Twitter Hashtags is that they weren’t an original part of the platform. They were first implemented by Chris Messina.
How do you feel about the addition of Facebook Hashtags? Let us know in the comments.