Facebook has announced today that they patented their ‘News Feed’ technology. This news could be real drama for the whole social media industry.
This ‘News Feed’ feature, was first introduce in 2006, it allows users to get live new feeds about their friends activities. Other social networking services also uses that feature under different names though.
The issue here is that now that Facebook has patented the technology, Facebook could ask them to pay a fee or forbid them from using this service.
According to the ‘All Facebook Blog’, the ‘News Feed’ patent also includes feed filters, feed advertising, searching the feed and other services relate to news feeds. It was also reported that the patent document listed the names of Facebook founder Mark Zuckerburg and other top executives.
Quite big news from Facebook camp, that can’t be good for the other social networks!