Not exactly hot off the press, but facebook have opened up their site to developers with their ‘platform’ api. This is perhaps a big step forward for social networking. They are letting any developer easily write applications that can poke around very intimately in facebooks ‘social graph’. Subject to terms and conditions, developers can release applications for the masses (on facebook) to install on their accounts. Currently the applications are hosted on developers servers, facebook can also send and recieve data to the developers server (call back) and display the results within face book so the applications can reside within or without facebook.com. There’s even scope for desktop applications.
Anyway I’ve been digging around the api and just recently released a client for The Sentence Game….