f8 to Focus on New Music Platform

If you’re a Facebook junkie like we are, you’ve probably already logged on and noticed more changes to the social networking site. Like many prior revamps, the latest news feed redesign has gotten a cold reception. The new news feed now displays updates “you may have missed” based on how long you’ve been away. But while most social networking bloggers are reporting on the latest news feed redesign, we found some much more interesting Facebook news; or, at least, trustworthy rumors.

If you haven’t heard, some sources (including Om Malik, an award-winning journalist and well-known tech blogger) are claiming that Facebook and Spotify will become integrated, taking both popular social networking services to the next level. Rumors are claiming that there will be a new Music tab on the left side of the profile screen, next to the Photos, Friends and other tabs that already exist. The Music tab will take users to a new music dashboard on a redesigned profile page. Here, users will be able to listen to music from any of Facebook’s partner services, which will be officially announced at the f8 conference. Industry insiders believe the list will include Spotify, Rhapsody, Rdio, MOG, Vevo and some other, smaller players.

“Just like Comcast, Spotify already allows you to share the information about the song that you are listening to on Spotify with your Facebook friends,” said Malik, “but the next level of integration is going to be much deeper.” Facebook users will be able to recommend songs, see what their friends have been listening to and listen to any song with the click of a button. There also may be concert ticketing and other cool features.

Stay tuned for official announcements on Thursday, as the 5th annual f8 Developer Conference takes place at The Concourse at San Francisco Design Center. Each year at the f8 conference, Facebook’s ecosystem, which includes developers, partners, advertisers and rivals, anxiously awaits to hear what’s next. As the social network nears the billion-users mark (and also its goal of becoming the first trillion-dollar company), the value of Facebook marketing has never been more apparent. If you’re seeking interactive marketing in Fort Lauderdale, contact Blue Interactive Agency today. From search engine optimization to mobile application development, Blue offers every interactive service to get your business out of the Stone Age and into the future of online and mobile marketing.