Facebook Makes Changes To Their Development Platform

I was reading through my feed reader tonight and ran across a particularly interesting story from Nick O’Neill. He reported yesterday that Facebook made some changes to their application developement platform that enabled the use of your created applications on your own website. The Javascript client library update they released enables not only the existence of Facebook applications outside of the Facebook website, but it also enables the use of cookies to access user data.

This just on the heels of Facebook joining the DataPortability Work Group, a group that’s sole focus is to increase the “sharability” of data between services and organizations across the web. (It’s also a group that boasts some very big names like Microsoft, Myspace, LinkedIn and more).

I’ll be watching this one pretty closely.