So as a number of you will be aware, Facebook have been fairly prevalent in the news this week thanks to their latest update of the social-networking site, with a number of users less than pleased about the most recent modifications.
The latest updates include the addition of a live ticker to the top of the chat bar and the removal of a chronological news feed instead employing its own secret algorithmic sauce to highlight what it considered the most important "top stories," while mixing in other recent posts far below.
Indeed this is something which has angered users the most- people don't want Facebook deciding what's supposedly most important to you and in many ways it feels like a betrayal from a company who put so much emphasis on the end-user.
Over the past 24 hours there has been an uproar across Twitter and Facebook status updates about the latest in a long line of tweeks that they have made to their home-screen, with the popular adage 'if it ain't broke...don't fix it' being banded about by a significant number of the Facebook fraternity.
However....according to a wide range of technological spectators across the globe, these changes will be small fry in comparison to what Facebook actually has planned out over the coming months & which they are expected to unveil TODAY at the annual F8 Facebook developers conference in San Francisco.
Specific details at the present moment are few and far between.. but what we do know is that Facebook is planning to officially launch its quest for world domination at the conference with the plan to become the place where you consume and purchase all kinds of media -- music, video etc.
The details which were leaked last night point towards Facebook launching its own music service to take on the likes of Spotify- who have only recently launched in the US.
According to these leaks the music you are listening to will show up in the recently launched right-side clicker and you will also be able to "Listen with a Friend" which will enable users to listen along to song their friends are listening to at the same time. (Reportedly using the magic of scrobbling and track matching)
What we do know for sure is that the planned adaptations are going to be HUGE and change the entire face and dynamic of social media.
"I have seen what Facebook is launching on Thursday, and it's going to change the world of social media. And while I won't talk about the mind-boggling things Facebook will be launching, I will say this: The Facebook you know and (don't) love will be forever transformed. The news that will come out of Facebook during the next few weeks will be the biggest things to come out of the company since the launch of the Facebook Platform."
So we all wait with baited breath to see what comes out of F8 2011.... one thing's for sure, Facebook is about to get a whole lot bigger (if not necessarily better) over the months ahead.