Facebook is adding a bevy of new applications to let users share everything from photos of what they cooked for dinner, to details on what they are wearing, to what concert they scored tickets to.
The world’s largest online social network unveiled more than 60 new apps Wednesday that let users share the tiniest details of their lives on their Facebook profiles, now known as their Timeline.
“You can now enhance your timeline with apps that help you tell your story, whether you love to cook, eat, travel, run, or review movies,” Facebook said in a blog.
“Apps bring your timeline to life.
“Once you’ve added an app, you can begin updating your timeline with your activities as they happen. For example, if you love design, shopping or fashion, you can add the Pinterest or Pose apps to make your favorite items part of your timeline.”
Facebook users can already share the music they are listening to through apps such as Spotify, or the articles they are reading through Yahoo News and other services. Wednesday’s announcement expands the number of available apps to cover a range of topics including food, fashion, travel and reading.
“If you love to cook, you can add the Foodily app to your timeline and share your latest dishes. If your friends have added the Foodily app, you can discover new recipes with each other, as you’ll see their updates in the ticker and their timeline, and possibly News Feed,” Facebook said in the blog.
“If you’re a traveler, you can add the Gogobot and TripAdvisor apps to bring a virtual passport to your timeline, and show your friends where you’ve been and share tips about your favorite spots from around the world.
“Soon, there will be apps for all types of interests, as more apps will launch over time. Whether you love snowboarding, gardening, hiking, or knitting, or something else, there will be an app for you.”
Facebook is calling it “frictionless sharing.” It means once you sign up for the apps, they will automatically share your activity through Facebook. That said, users will be able to limit who can see this activity when they sign up for the apps, just as they can limit what friends or groups of friends can see their other Facebook updates.
The latest apps include Ticketmaster, reviews site Rotten Tomatoes and Pinterest, which bills itself as an “virtual pinboard” that lets people collect things they find around the Web. Facebook expects developers to create thousands more in the coming weeks and months.
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