Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg explains changes in the "Open Graph" at the company's f8 conference, Sept. 22, 2011
About a year ago I wrote about Facebook's growing dominance of the social web, casting a huge shadow over the Internet of people. At that time the service had 500 million users. In his F8 keynote, Mark Zuckerberg said that as many as 500 million people used Facebook in a single day, with the total Facebook tribe approaching 800 million.
According to Experian Hitwise, Facebook had a 10 percent share of Internet visits in the U.S. for the week ending Sept. 17 followed by Google at 7 percent. Among social networks, Facebook garnered more than 65 percent share of visits compared to YouTube at 19.5 percent for the same time period.
With the new features announced Thursday at F8, Facebook is poised to cast a bigger shadow over the Internet of people and things. CNET: How to sign up for Timeline Facebook: Tell your story with Timeline
ZDNet: A closer look at the Facebook Timeline and the Open Graph CNET: Facebook's new version of the "Open Graph"
The new version of the Open Graph platform will allow developers to create apps that connect people to "anything you want in anyway you want," Zuckerberg said. "You don't have to like a book, you can just read a book."