When Social Networking Becomes an Application

ANALYSIS – Most people would agree that Facebook is a far cry from the early days of Web 1.0 but only a few are willing to admit that it is not only a web site with associated URL but it is rapidly becoming an application platform. This TechCrunch article discusses the progression towards that end. Sure, users can type in www.facebook.com and visit the site. But the widgets, plugins and what not that users can access and use means that the dynamic nature of the content and the interactive use of Facebook has transcended traditional web sites to the point where it is more application than web site. This transition means that enterprises, networking and security vendors will need to re-think how they treat Facebook and whether or not they allow it, block it or control it.

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