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Quietly tucked away in the Facebook Developer wiki, as I noticed while browsing around today, was Facebook’s next step to world domination (at least, developer domination) — to offer data storage. Until the launch of this service, developers have been responsible for providing their own storage for the information pertaining to their Facebook applications, the most popular external option being Amazon’s S3 service.

At this stage it seems unclear as to what the precise data storage offering from Facebook is going to be. The Developer wiki indicates that the new service is in Beta, however, there are no indications around more specific details such as space limitations. Costs are also not revealed so one could assume that the data storage offered may be free for a while whilst the service is still in Beta.

It’s not at all surprising that Facebook have decided to start offering a data storage service. The desire to have ones own Facebook application has spread like wild fire since the social network opened up its development platform earlier this year. Providing a storage facility for would be application developers simply makes the list of barriers to getting their own app live a little shorter.

It will be interesting to watch as this new service is officially rolled out by Facebook and announcements are made that indicate their intentions with regards to pricing for this service. If they were to charge for data storage, one would assume that they would then be in direct competition with the likes of Amazon S3 .

But what if facebook take the opposite approach and decide to make data storage a free service? Will this further amplify the Facebook revolution?

I wait with bated breath for the official announcement from Facebook…

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  2. heckler

    September 17, 2007 at 1:14 pm

    “baited breath”?

    does that mean you’ve been eating worms?

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    September 17, 2007 at 1:15 pm

    Isn’t Google Base classified ads?

  4. Spellcheker

    September 17, 2007 at 1:51 pm

  5. Wind

    September 17, 2007 at 1:52 pm

    Now I can finally offer a wu-tang music player app from http://wuforever.com and share and allow downloads of all 380+ songs. (All songs are ok to share).. i couldnt do this on facebook due to bandwidth concerns.

  6. zhuzhen

    September 17, 2007 at 1:54 pm

    I wait with baited breath for the official announcement from Facebook…
    me too.

  7. Gubatron

    September 17, 2007 at 1:55 pm

    MyBloop.com already offers unlimited storage, and they also seem to have a private beta for developers.

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    September 24, 2007 at 11:03 am

    When last have I used facebook? psh

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    January 9, 2009 at 1:41 am

    Well, its still free thus far. This is good news for consumers.

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    January 13, 2009 at 6:30 am

    FaceBook is great ! I love it. Thanks for the information. I will definitely check it out.

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    January 21, 2009 at 12:09 am

    I don't i want to put my highly sensitive data in an online storage space. Questions like how safe it is, how secured it is etc.

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    February 23, 2009 at 10:43 am

    Facebook is really evolving in the best social media site

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    February 23, 2009 at 10:44 am

    I love facebook!

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