Facebook Testing New “Penguin FB” Twitter App?

    July 17, 2009

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.