Facebook to launch something "awesome" next week

The popular Facebook social networking service certainly has a lot of secret plans and products up its sleeve but it looks like we will get a chance to see one of them up close and personal very soon. Reuters reports that Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg has revealed that the company will "launch something awesome" sometime in the next week. Other than the fact that the product comes from Facebook's Seattle office the company has not revealed what it might be.

However there's already speculation that the "launch" might be one of several things. One is the long awaited Facebook app that uses the native features of Apple's iPad. Another product it could be is a possible photo sharing app for the iPhone. It might also be the product code named "Project Spartan", an HTML5- based service that could be a rival to Apple's app store.

Recently Facebook has been working on a new homepage design that could make it easier for users to navigate. The company has reportedly been talking about launching a public stock offering which might happen sometime in 2012. A recent small purchase of stock by an investment company gave Facebook a total current value of $70 billion. Not everything is perfect, however. The company is still facing a lawsuit from a trio of people who claimed that Zuckerberg basically stole their idea for a social networking site and are suing to see if Facebook has in their words "intentionally or inadvertently suppressed evidence."

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I think the Facebook allure is starting to wear off on those of us who have used it since it first came out as a college only site... I've noticed that most of my friends on it post very rarely anymore, use to have messages coming in on it non stop, new pictures all the time.... now its generally a trickle...

its a new system they announced back in February part one is being rolled out .. as well as many of the things listed above.. I have had the luxary of testing some of the layouts/features and its much needed improvements

Tangmeister said,
Doesn't anyone speculate on the official announcement of Facebook Email?

You see the rock above your head? Good. Now lift it.

Facebook launched there email service a while ago.

UndergroundWire said,

You see the rock above your head? Good. Now lift it.

Facebook launched there email service a while ago.

Lawl. I didn't notice it was public- yeah, no one uses that XD

Auzeras said,
An app for ipad!!!! an app for iPhone!!!! yeah cool sh*t munters what about Android and WP7

Androids App is getting better and it may not be formatted for the Honeycomb tablets, but it looks 100X better than how it appears on the iPad.

Ya what basic Firefox support ? LOL

Ever since i installed FF v5.0 facebook is screwed !

the page loads and thats it.. if i click anything i see the busy cursor forever and nothing loads.
i have to use IE if i want pages to load there.. AND i have loaded probably hundreds of other sites
since my FF update and havn't had 1 single problem anywhere else at all only FB !

And once i re validated my login details AGAIN! and denied another nag about adding my cell phone #
i clicked on messages and got another wizard with questions about some kind of create
a facebook email address bull**** !
I just left and never even read my messages.. im so sick and tired of having to
jump through a million and one hoops to see a damn web page and im REEEEALY
sick of these idiots drasticly modifying the site on all of us and auto logging me out
and smashing endless "wizards" down my bloody throat !

hey you wanna ?
NO!
hey what about.. ?
NO!
Well we thought you'd like..
NO!
Please re login and..
NO!

Facebook needs to die !
LULZSEC needs to rape FB hard !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I am Not PCyr said,
Ya what basic Firefox support ? LOL

Ever since i installed FF v5.0 facebook is screwed !

the page loads and thats it.. if i click anything i see the busy cursor forever and nothing loads.
i have to use IE if i want pages to load there.. AND i have loaded probably hundreds of other sites
since my FF update and havn't had 1 single problem anywhere else at all only FB !

And once i re validated my login details AGAIN! and denied another nag about adding my cell phone #
i clicked on messages and got another wizard with questions about some kind of create
a facebook email address bull**** !
I just left and never even read my messages.. im so sick and tired of having to
jump through a million and one hoops to see a damn web page and im REEEEALY
sick of these idiots drasticly modifying the site on all of us and auto logging me out
and smashing endless "wizards" down my bloody throat !

hey you wanna ?
NO!
hey what about.. ?
NO!
Well we thought you'd like..
NO!
Please re login and..
NO!

Facebook needs to die !
LULZSEC needs to rape FB hard !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


That's your side buddy. I have had 0 problems with Firefox 5. If anything it's faster. Facebook comes up fine and dandy.

Dinggus said,

You are quiet annoying.

well your rude and unhelpfull so what ?

notice the point ?

The website doesn't work on firefox..
Should i explain why that is bad ?

I am Not PCyr said,

well your rude and unhelpfull so what ?

notice the point ?

The website doesn't work on firefox..
Should i explain why that is bad ?

It works on FireFox 5 for me just fine. Your rants were really pointless.

I am Not PCyr said,

well your rude and unhelpfull so what ?

notice the point ?

The website doesn't work on firefox..
Should i explain why that is bad ?

UndergroundWire said,

It works on FireFox 5 for me just fine. Your rants were really pointless.

+1, looks like it's just your computer.

I don't get why people say they hate Facebook so much. Just don't use it so much then. No one is holding a gun to your head saying "Be social". If you rather not see what your friends are up to then simply don't login. Don't use the 'Like' button, don't share things. I mean it isn't hard. And all that stuff Google+ is doing Facebook pretty much does G+ but more visually and cleaner, mostly due to the fact that no one is on it.

wixostrix said,
I don't get why people say they hate Facebook so much. Just don't use it so much then. No one is holding a gun to your head saying "Be social". If you rather not see what your friends are up to then simply don't login. Don't use the 'Like' button, don't share things. I mean it isn't hard. And all that stuff Google+ is doing Facebook pretty much does G+ but more visually and cleaner, mostly due to the fact that no one is on it.

+1

Some people do like being social with people who live far away. I like to use my facebook to keep in contact with friend from my home town. If facebook's not for you, then good for you, don't use it.

actualy your wrong someone is sitting here right now and he says i have to be a brain dead lemming
and join the online sensation that is Facebook and revel in the all knowing glory
of our savior Mark "Jesus" Zuckerberg

i had more to say but i have to go and update my status to,
"I have an itchy anus ..goin to but prep-H "

I am Not PCyr said,
actualy your wrong someone is sitting here right now and he says i have to be a brain dead lemming
and join the online sensation that is Facebook and revel in the all knowing glory
of our savior Mark "Jesus" Zuckerberg

i had more to say but i have to go and update my status to,
"I have an itchy anus ..goin to but prep-H "

lmao

I am Not PCyr said,
actualy your wrong someone is sitting here right now and he says i have to be a brain dead lemming
and join the online sensation that is Facebook and revel in the all knowing glory
of our savior Mark "Jesus" Zuckerberg

i had more to say but i have to go and update my status to,
"I have an itchy anus ..goin to but prep-H "


I would have much more respect for this comment, had the writer used any proper grammar, punctuation, or capitalization.

wixostrix said,
I don't get why people say they hate Facebook so much. Just don't use it so much then. No one is holding a gun to your head saying "Be social". If you rather not see what your friends are up to then simply don't login. Don't use the 'Like' button, don't share things. I mean it isn't hard. And all that stuff Google+ is doing Facebook pretty much does G+ but more visually and cleaner, mostly due to the fact that no one is on it.

Because they are all idiots. Seriously, if you don't like something, don't use it. Very simple.

wixostrix said,
I don't get why people say they hate Facebook so much. Just don't use it so much then. No one is holding a gun to your head saying "Be social". If you rather not see what your friends are up to then simply don't login. Don't use the 'Like' button, don't share things. I mean it isn't hard. And all that stuff Google+ is doing Facebook pretty much does G+ but more visually and cleaner, mostly due to the fact that no one is on it.

In a way you are indirectly forced to use it.

cescf said,

In a way you are indirectly forced to use it.

HOW?

What are you forced to use it for? What can you NOT use without being FORCED in to Facebook?

r3stle55 said,

HOW?

What are you forced to use it for? What can you NOT use without being FORCED in to Facebook?


Pictures, events, announcements, etc.

cescf said,

Pictures, events, announcements, etc.

That's not force, it's the unrealized desire to interact with your friends (not you personally). I understand how one may feel the pressure to use it because most people friends do but at the end of the day, it was you that decided to loggon, post an update, 'like' things, and reply to people.

WickedScribbler said,
oh for the love... Die already. FB is stupid, along with Twitter and Myspace and the rest of the "social" me-too web sites.

Wtf lol. Keep dreaming. It won't die any time soon.

WickedScribbler said,
oh for the love... Die already. FB is stupid, along with Twitter and Myspace and the rest of the "social" me-too web sites.

+1 im getting so sick of facebook.

WickedScribbler said,
oh for the love... Die already. FB is stupid, along with Twitter and Myspace and the rest of the "social" me-too web sites.
Zuckerberg is OK, I have no problem with him but I dont like how FB gives data away, so I use diaspora

zikalify said,
Zuckerberg is OK, I have no problem with him but I dont like how FB gives data away, so I use diaspora

Wow..the 2nd user of diaspora has come out

SharpGreen said,

Wow..the 2nd user of diaspora has come out
Why do you mock it? Have you tried it and got involved on there? its has 50000+ users and its an alpha still, its not like it has 10 users because its simply not true. Go to diasp.org and sign up, add a few people on there and get stuck in, you might actually like it. Oh did I mention it gets new features regularly which I thought would be appealing to a tech enthusiast like yourself (seeing as you are reading this blog I assume you are)

I'm personally getting tired from everyone hating Facebook or Twitter becaust they're lonely users with no life, being depressed or whatever. If you have no use for talking to friends online in a convenient way beacuse your social life is too lacking, shut up already. Kthx.

WickedScribbler said,
oh for the love... Die already. FB is stupid, along with Twitter and Myspace and the rest of the "social" me-too web sites.

Why is it stupid? I like keeping in touch with people, seeing what they get up to and having an easy way to contact everyone in one place.
Maybe you don't have any REAL friends to use it with. My friends list is quite small so I only keep in touch with those I care about.

SharpGreen said,

Wow..the 2nd user of diaspora has come out
LOL, I posted this on diaspora this was the reply http://www.dropmocks.com/mW5my and Northgrove, I think the issue is is that Facebook are being irresponsible with the information we give them, I use it to talk to people because it is sometimes the only way to keep in touch but Id much rather them be on a more responsible network. Twitter is cool.

Soldiers33 said,

+1 im getting so sick of facebook.

Then don't use it, and quit complaining and participating in conversations about it.

Also to the OP, that's a great attitude. You don't like it... so basically you're saying "facebook and twitter die! nobody else is allowed to use it because I don't like it"... is that it?

Northgrove said,
I'm personally getting tired from everyone hating Facebook or Twitter becaust they're lonely users with no life, being depressed or whatever. If you have no use for talking to friends online in a convenient way beacuse your social life is too lacking, shut up already. Kthx.

+1 i swear the trend is to hate on everything that's popular for no reason

WickedScribbler said,
oh for the love... Die already. FB is stupid, along with Twitter and Myspace and the rest of the "social" me-too web sites.

couldn't agree more !
the only reason its popular is all the idiot pc users finally found something to do with their pc.

i couldn't count how many pc noobs i know that do nothing at all except login to facebook ..ughhh

i'd like to tweat Mark Zuckerberg right in the MySpace ! BAAAAAAAAAAAAMMMMM headshot punk !!

Daniel Tablas said,

+1 i swear the trend is to hate on everything that's popular for no reason

I have a reason. I find it to be a site who's main purpose is to serve the vanity of its users. I have never had a use for FB, Myspace, or Twitter. I've had everyone i know try to tell me they they are all the best thing since sliced bread, but all i find is the usual "I went to the store and bought a loaf of bread" nonsense. I have several e-mail accounts which they all can use for anything important. As for FB, no one I know has ever, EVER, used it to anounce anything beyond the loaf of bread... if there is something important/life changing, it always comes by e0-mail. I'm tired of everyone giving in to the trend to love something just because it is popular for no reason.

WickedScribbler said,
oh for the love... Die already. FB is stupid, along with Twitter and Myspace and the rest of the "social" me-too web sites.

there are 750 million ppl on facebook and growing. the vast majority enjoy using it because they like socializing with friends, sharing their personal lives (through text, images and videos) and keeping up with the lives of others. If you don't use fb, that's fine. if, for some reason, you have a genuine disdain for fb and social networking in general, we have to conclude that:

A) you have no friends
B) you have nothing interesting happening in your life to share
C) both A and B

Northgrove said,
I'm personally getting tired from everyone hating Facebook or Twitter becaust they're lonely users with no life, being depressed or whatever. If you have no use for talking to friends online in a convenient way beacuse your social life is too lacking, shut up already. Kthx.
+1 Don't like - Don't use. AND DON'T READ THE NEWS ARTICLE!

WickedScribbler said,

I have a reason. I find it to be a site who's main purpose is to serve the vanity of its users.

Well, I live in Sydney, my family and friends are in Birmingham, UK. I use it to stay in touch on a casual basis and see photos of my family's Birthday's, friend's stag do's etc.

So as valid as your reason may be - there is no need to hate something you don't like. As they say; hate comes from ignorance and fear. Each to their own I suppose.

WickedScribbler said,
oh for the love... Die already. FB is stupid, along with Twitter and Myspace and the rest of the "social" me-too web sites.

+100 those that say otherwise just don't understand the purpose of being "Social" You can't do that over the internet people... flip it off and go outside for a chance. Interact with you're REAL friends face to face like humans were meant to do.

sava700 said,

+100 those that say otherwise just don't understand the purpose of being "Social" You can't do that over the internet people... flip it off and go outside for a chance. Interact with you're REAL friends face to face like humans were meant to do.

And what if you need to take a 24 hour flight to talk face to face... Would it not be better to use technology? You obviously haven't read any of the comments as you have come across as totally ignorant.

sava700 said,

+100 those that say otherwise just don't understand the purpose of being "Social" You can't do that over the internet people... flip it off and go outside for a chance. Interact with you're REAL friends face to face like humans were meant to do.

I didn't know my grandpa was on the Internet... "Back in my day, we had to walk 10 miles uphill in the snow to talk to my friends". Things have changed. Technology has enhanced how people communicate with each other. Facebook is one of the main ways that I interact with people, even people that I see on a regular basis. People say "just call your friends" but my group of friends is over 50 people. If I called them everyday to see what they were up to, all I'd do is be on the phone.

WickedScribbler said,
oh for the love... Die already. FB is stupid, along with Twitter and Myspace and the rest of the "social" me-too web sites.

main problem i have with Facebook is it's to invasive. you are basically forced to use your real name and it's like everything you do is broadcast to everyone damn near.

but with so much crap using it nowadays your pretty much forced to use it from time to time. i just avoid it when possible.

WickedScribbler said,
oh for the love... Die already. FB is stupid, along with Twitter and Myspace and the rest of the "social" me-too web sites.

Another idiot writing this. Why do you bother reading these stories troll?

WickedScribbler said,
oh for the love... Die already. FB is stupid, along with Twitter and Myspace and the rest of the "social" me-too web sites.

+1

I use Facebook as well but man I hope it dies already...

I am Not PCyr said,

couldn't agree more !
the only reason its popular is all the idiot pc users finally found something to do with their pc.

i couldn't count how many pc noobs i know that do nothing at all except login to facebook ..ughhh

i'd like to tweat Mark Zuckerberg right in the MySpace ! BAAAAAAAAAAAAMMMMM headshot punk !!

LOL

+1 all the way

Northgrove said,
I'm personally getting tired from everyone hating Facebook or Twitter becaust they're lonely users with no life, being depressed or whatever. If you have no use for talking to friends online in a convenient way beacuse your social life is too lacking, shut up already. Kthx.
+1