Facebook’s Changes-Can You Hack it?

Facebook has annouced major changes in their interface. Now most of these changes involve something called AP!’s. If you are a baby boomer like me who must define most technology terms before digesting here is a quick definition f orm Wikepedia.

An Application Programming Interface (API) is an interface implemented by a software program to enable its interaction with other software.
It is similar to the way the user interface facilitates interaction between humans and computers. APIs are implemented by applications, libraries and operating systems to determine the vocabulary and calling conventions. The programmer should employ it to use their services. It may include specifications for
routines, data structures, object classes, and protocols used to communicate between the consumer and implementer of the API
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Now, I am really considering going back to school so that I can create some of these cool API’s but that is for another discussion. Let’s go back to Facebook.

If you have visited in the last 24 hours you have already seen the changes. I was given the option to connect to my high school, graduate school and the town where my PO box is located. I decided to choose carefully the pages I will allow. However, all the information I have in Facebook can now be shared with other networks automatically.

I know there are some real privacy concerns. Yet, as far as I can surmise, it should be great for our business marketing efforts. So, I am sharing some current blog posts for your review. Please, for the time being, be very careful about very personal things you share late at night when you thing all is asleep.

Here are some important news updates to read:

ZNET

CNN Money

The Facebook Blog

 And For my Techi or Wanna Be Techi Baby Boomers  who want to know the API changes check out

Programmable Web

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  1. Career Coach Kevin Thompson Says:

    Thanks so much Rosie. This has tremendous implications for people who are looking to advance in their current job of looking for a new job opportunity. It is now more important than ever to manage your online personal brand on Facebook. If there is something that you would not want your new boss to read about you or have a picture of you doing them please do not post it on Facebook. These items are being indexed by search engines and easier than ever to find.

    I am always willing to help those who are looking to improve their online presence or learn who to relate their personal value to their current boss or future employer.

  2. Rosie Says:

    Soooo true Kevin, as a career expert I know you are constantly sharing that message. Maybe you should do a video illustrating this fact and post it on Facebook.

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