Thursday, June 14, 2007

NYC Facebook Developers Get Some Love from Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg

Ever since the launch of the facebook F8 platform, the facebook developer community has show keen interest in getting on board. The number of developers in the facebook developers group has doubled to over 48,000 in a period of less than 3 weeks since it’s launch. The first facebook developer meetup in NYC was yesterday. The facebook developers knew that they would be treated to a video conference with Facebook’s director of platform, Dave Morin.

facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg pops in to the NYC facebook developers meetupWhat they did not know was that the CEO of Facebook; Mark Zuckerberg was going to pop-in to the facebook developers meetup meeting. The 23-year-old facebook CEO fielded questions from the developers and enthusiasts at the meeting. Suprise! If you talk to anyone who hasn’t been living under a rock and understands what facebook is trying to do; the developers are key in the equation.

The fact that Zuckerberg showed up at the meeting is just reinforcement of his love for the community of facebook developers and the future that they represent. Nothing excites us geeks more that to see the leader of the company that they are going to help build, and in turn help them build their business; show his sincere interest in what they are doing. Bottom Line: The developers got some love from Zuckerberg… how’s that for throwing more gasoline onto an already raging fire!

Ulitimately the facebook developer community will create very useful applications that go beyond the lightweight programs that currently are dominating the first phase of applications that we are seeing on facebook. The facebook f8 platform represents a major tide shift in the way that applications can be leveraged upon a community platform & ecosystem. More robust applications will arrive, and this will ultimately make the facebook user experience much better, engaging and useful.


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