Facebook has now launched the Facebook Platform: developers can now build their own applications on top of Facebook. This is important: Techdirt thinks that it could help Facebook become the platform for the internet (something Google could have done but continues to pass on). With 40 billion page views per month (according to the link above) it’s clearly in a position to challenge MySpace – and, being the more open platform, my money’s on Facebook to win.
I’ve already added the Digg application to my profile – now, if only it worked.
Update: Now the Digg widget works, and, as if to validate my (and everyone else’s) assessment of the significance of Facebook’s move, Digg itself links to this story, in which venture capitalist Josh Kopelman says that choosing between MySpace and Facebook is ‘[not] even a decision, it’s an IQ test’.