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Facebook scare

So I was pretty excited last week (the week of 22nd September, 2011) when facebook held their f8 conference, the annual facebook developer conference.  Since 2007, facebook reveals new features, APIs etc. in this mega event.

2007 had the first f8 held in San Fransisco.  It saw the advent of the Social graph.  It was widely cherished by the developer community.  2008's f8 was a biggie and brought in the New facebook profile and tons of privacy features, along with the famous Facebook Connect, to which all major websites sucked on like a leech.  There was a sort of hue and cry from those who were concerned about privacy; but heck, Zuck gives a shit!

2009 saw the event ommitted, to the utter disbelief of developers.  Then there was 2010, perhaps the biggest one since its inception; the now omnipresent 'Like' button was released accompanying the Graph API and the Open Graph protocol.  And it was a hit!!  The same year, facebook crossed half a billion members.  That was some st…