- announced today tha
- “M” (a robot)
- Vendors (launch partners)
available via Messenger
- 1-800 Flowers
- Deep linking (launch partners)
available in Messenger
- The Weather Channel.
- Facebook opens its Messenger platform to chatbots; Ken Yeung; In VentureBeat; 2016-04-12.
- David Marcus, press relations, Facebook
- xt: Facebook’s new Quote sharing feature lets you share text snippets with style
- f bots i
- he Messenger Platform API f
- a bot framework built off of Wit.ai.
- lso discovery tools that can be incorporated into websites, along with password-free login tools,
- Facebook’s 10-year roadmap is basically lasers, bots and VR; Napier Lopez; In The Next Web (TNW); 2016-04-11.
- F8 conference 2016: the biggest news from Facebook’s developer event; Jacob Kastrenakes; In The Verge; 2016-04-12.
tl;dr → a catalog of other reportage at The Verge; some features are announced; yawn.
- Facebook will let Vine and other apps shoot video profile pictures
- Mark Zuckerberg says augmented reality glasses are ‘what we’re trying to get to’
- This is Facebook’s gorgeous, open-source 360-degree video camera
- Facebook will now let any camera stream to Facebook Live, even a DJI drone
- You can now share quoted text directly to Facebook
- Facebook’s new login tool lets developers sign up users with just a phone number
- Facebook’s buried Save feature has 250 million users a month, and a new button to help it spread
- Messenger and WhatsApp process 60 billion messages a day, three times more than SMS
- Facebook launches a bot platform for Messenger
- Mark Zuckerberg attacks Donald Trump in speech about Facebook’s future
- Here are the important announcements for publishers at Facebook’s F8 keynote;; Joshua Benton; In NiemanLab; 2016-04-12.
Teaser: A big step forward for news bots, new sharing tools, and Facebook Live goes pro
tl;dr → cut & paste of the Business Insider story (below); yawn.
- Bookmarks (a ‘Save’ button)
- Quote sharing (a ‘Screenshot’ button)
- Video, live video
- Something about a recommender system (“Artificial Intelligence” for the News Feed)
- their imperial phase
- Facebook just showed us its 10-year road map in one graphic; Jillian D’Onfro; In Business Insider; 2016-04-12.
something was mentioned, surely
- What to expect from Facebook’s biggest event of the year; Jillian D’Onfro; In Business Insider; 2016-04-11.
- Chat, via robots
chatbot M (a trade name,a persona name)
- Video, live
- Previously (in Business Insider)
- Facebook Is Starting To Suggest Businesses [that] You Should Chat With on Messenger; 2016-04
- Facebook Ads Coming in 2016-Q2; 2016-02.
- Facebook’s “click-to-message” Ad Type; 2015-09 (eight months ago)
- Facebook’s Plan to Monetize Messenger; 2015-07 (ten months ago)
- Chat, via robots
- Facebook Officially Unveiled Its Messenger Platform; Some Cub Reporter; In VentureBeat; 2015-03-25.
All press outlets have the same gif…
Sure … but remember that chatbots is how low-end retail banking outsources customer services to the South and South-East Asia (India, Phillipines etc.) where they can make one operator multitask into ten or twenty different consumer responses at one time. … way to cut the cost out of customer services.