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Facebook Connect is no Longer Available.

As Facebook keeps making changes to its API more and more applications loose functionality. Below is an email Microsoft sent about their Facebook connect for Outlook.

“Dear Customer,

Last year, Facebook announced an update to their Graph API that will impact Microsoft apps and services. Facebook’s Graph API is the tool that we use to connect your Microsoft account to Facebook. It brings contact information from your Facebook friends into Outlook.com and the Windows People app, keeps those contacts up-to-date, and provides options in apps and services like Photo Gallery, Movie Maker, and OneDrive.com to share to Facebook. We collectively refer to these features as “Facebook Connect.”

Due to these changes, Facebook Connect features will no longer be supported. If you’ve connected Facebook to your Microsoft account, your Facebook contacts will stop syncing to Outlook.com or the People app on your Windows devices, and the sharing options to Facebook will stop working as early as June 9th.
To learn more about how this update will impact your connected apps and services, click the link below.

Sincerely,
Microsoft”

Facebook at Work

“Facebook at Work”

Facebook is secretly working on a new website called “Facebook at Work” that would allow users to keep their personal profile separate from their work profile, the Financial Times reported.

The new website, that will look very much like Facebook, will compete with professional social network LinkedIn Corp, Google Inc, and Microsoft Corp, the newspaper said. (http://on.ft.com/1vgu64P)

Facebook’s new site will allow users to chat with colleagues, connect with professional contacts and collaborate over documents, the newspaper reported, citing unidentified sources.

Facebook employees have long used the site in their daily work and the social networking site is now testing it with companies, the newspaper said.

Original article here: http://ow.ly/EoQvL

Let us know your thoughts on these questions:

  • How do you think Facebook’s new professional profiles will effect LinkedIn’s dominance in the professional/business community?
  • What impact will this have on LinkedIn revenue and their ability to charge a premium for their recruiting tools?