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Facebook Testing New “Penguin FB” Twitter App?

Test tweet came from Facebook's dev servers

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Recently Facebook engineer Blake Ross tweeted a test message from a mysterious Twitter app called "Penguin FB" which resides on Facebook’s development servers. Now the question is, what exactly is Penguin FB?

Do you think Twitter is building an official Twitter app? Tell us what you think.

Blake Ross' Penguin FB Tweet

The general consensus from various blogs is that Facebook is working on an app that would allow users to publish updates to their Twitter accounts from Facebook. Sure, they’re apps that currently allow this… but it seems Facebook wants their own.

InsideFacebook reports that they contacted company, asking about the Penguin FB app and they had no comment. Shortly after that, Blake deleted his test tweet. (You can still view his tweet via search.twitter).

It’s no secret that Facebook is infatuated with Twitter. From the highly scrutinized redesign to the recent updates with the privacy features, which added ways for you to open up your update stream much like how Twitter does things.

What do you think "Penguin FB" is? Tell us.

Facebook Testing New “Penguin FB” Twitter App?
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  • http://www.writtenbysumer.com Michelle Salater

    I think it’s simply adorable. Even though I don’t use Twitter, I would still get this application because of the little penguin. Facebook would be making a great investment if they came up with this app. I think a lot of people would use it . . . What do regular tweeters think?

  • Daniel

    I think your right about the official Twitter Facebook app, but do we really need it?

  • Clarence Carter

    i wish facebook would stop with the twitterfication, it’s unessecary.

    • Jeremy Muncy

      I agree with you Clarence.

      I don’t really see the need for the “Twittery” ways of Facebook. I like having Twitter & Facebook separate. Facebook has a good thing going… why are they wanting to make so many drastic changes to their business model?


      Jeremy Muncy
      Follow me on Twitter twitter.com/jmuncy”>@jmuncy

  • Guest

    This app already exists, Facebook needs to stop trying to become Twitter.

  • http://www.kaplang.com Kaplang

    I use both facebook and twitter seperately and will continue to do so, I think this app is unessecary, there is something similar already available and I think facebook should just focus on what they have always been, why change something that isn’t broken??

  • http://wordsforhirellc.com Karen Swim

    I use Facebook and Twitter but this app would not appeal to me. Being able to broadcast to various channels is already available through many other apps/platforms. Without the ability to interact, it holds no value to me. I selectively post to Facebook and Twitter using Tweetdeck but typically prefer to keep the conversations separate.

  • http://officialsafetyandsecurity.com Official Safety and Security

    I use FaceBook and Twitter mainly for socially marketing my safety and security web site. I use other apps to do this job. Thanks, Jeremy.

  • Guest

    I don’t think fb is trying to be like twitter. I think they’re owned by the same people.

  • Rob Wilson

    Facebook is very personal to me. It’s where a share my life with my friends.

    Twitter is where I network and meet know people. My conversations are very different on Twitter than my conversations on Facebook.

    A matter fo fact, I notice on Facebook that daily I have people adding me as a friend.

    “I don’t know them.” Add me as a friend on twitter.

    People on twitter also are wanting people to befriend them on facebook. I’ve done this with only one person because we
    really connected and it didn’t have anything to do with marketing
    something to me.

    People that free do that want more access to you and your life so that they can find the right product to sell to you.

    My advice. “Facebook, stop trying to be like Twitter.” Stick with what has made you what you are or you’ll find yourself like
    Myspace – dying.

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