In January, Facebook announced the launch of 60 new timeline apps including Pinterest. At the time, Spotify was already seeing a benefit from having users share their playlists on Facebook – their membership rose to 1.4 million subscribers. Less than a month into the launch, the Facebook development team has reported dramatic gains in traffic and user engagement for lifestyle networks.
The Internet’s transition from user-generated content to user-curated content continues as Facebook adds some new apps to its timeline. The social network announced in a blog post this morning that timeline apps will be available for Foodspotting, Foodily, Ticketmaster, Pinterest, Rotten Tomatoes, Pose, Kobo, Gogobot, TripAdvisor and other emerging social networks.
With this new deep integration on Facebook, people will not only get updates on what their friends are liking or sharing, but also see comprehensive wall posts about the foods their friends are craving, making and recommending.
“People want to use their friends and family to figure out what to cook and it’s clear that Facebook is the place where so many of these conversations are happening,” says Andrea Cutright, CEO of Foodily. “This release brings Foodily even closer to that community with an ‘on canvas’ experience tailored to Facebook.”