f8: Facebook Makes Some Big Changes, Here's The Early Twitter Reaction

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Facebook is currently holding their big f8 conference right now, and Mark Zuckerberg has already announced some massive changes to Facebook. When all of the changes take hold, it's going to look fundamentally different than anything we've ever seen with social networking (for good or for bad).

The first big change is to Facebook's profile system. Goodbye profiles, hello Timeline. The New timeline seeks to keep track of your entire social life, from birth up to the presents. It includes everything - photos, apps, statuses and much more. More about that here.

Zuckerberg has also unveiled "Open Graph," which "adds the verbs" according to him. Basically, this means that you no longer have to "like" everything, you simply do things. "Josh read X book," "Josh reviewed X restaurant," etc. More about the open graph here.

Facebook has also announced new integrations with services like Spotify and Slacker Radio.

Here's some of the Twitter chatter about the big changes being made at Facebook -

Watching LIVE #f8 and liking a lot the ideas for the new Facebook. Timeline, Open Graph, new class of apps .... cool! 10 minutes ago via web · powered by @socialditto

Impressed with the new Facebook & Spotify collab app just announced. So far Facebook's new release & "Open Graph" is impressive. 9 minutes ago via TweetDeck · powered by @socialditto

Bonus Points Zuck for @JayZ and "Welcome to the Jungle" from Watching the Throne. So many hidden meanings. #f8 15 minutes ago via TweetDeck · powered by @socialditto

If #timeline is available for brands, that might really change the way people interact with those pages #f8 34 minutes ago via TweetDeck · powered by @socialditto

#Timeline says "Hey, do you remember a time before you were on Facebook? That was an illusion." 16 minutes ago via web · powered by @socialditto

Listening to songs with friends is pretty cool. It's just a pity that the music Mark is demonstrating is downright awful. #F8 16 minutes ago via web · powered by @socialditto

The new FB #timeline is INSANE...wedding photographers...this is HUGE. I die. #F8 41 minutes ago via TweetDeck · powered by @socialditto

So, Open Graph will let me watch my sisters play Words with Friends? who has that kind of time? #f8 2 minutes ago via TweetDeck · powered by @socialditto

Zuckerberg's Facebook #TimeLine looks so fun, he might be trying to gamify the creation of your autobiography. #F8 41 minutes ago via web · powered by @socialditto

so basically we're writing our own obituaries, multimedia-style, without a word limit, while we're still living. #f8 #timeline 26 minutes ago via web · powered by @socialditto

Andy Sparks, the guy who has his timeline as the test timeline in the f8 video that Facebook is showing, has also become a Twitter trending topic -

Andy Sparks dressed up as Winnie the Pooh on April 17. #f8 35 minutes ago via TweetDeck · powered by @socialditto

Andy Sparks, why did you throw your daughter? #f8 34 minutes ago via web · powered by @socialditto

Bugger it. Andy Sparks is a total loser. Who goes to Niagara Falls on their honeymoon? I mean, for two weeks? 25 minutes ago via HootSuite · powered by @socialditto

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