Facebook to Put an End to Automated Notes – RSS/Feeds Import

The social networking giant Facebook announced in a message (posted above the timeline) that the feature which automatically allowed users to import content from their website/blog into their Facebook notes will no longer be functional from November 22 as the social networking giant is pretty much focused on creating Facebook Pages even better.

Facebook to Kill Automated Notes

Facebook had already disabled this feature for Pages on 30th September –

We want you to connect with your fans in the most effective ways possible. That’s why as of September 30th you’ll no longer be able to automatically import posts from your website to your Page notes. The best way to get people to interact with your content is to give them insight into the links you share on your Wall by adding personal comments and responding to feedback from fans.

The automated notes allow users to link their blog posts and websites via RSS directly to their Facebook profiles. In other words, every time a user updates his blog, it would automatically “push” the information onto Facebook, marking it as a note.

Starting November 22nd, the feature will no longer be available. However, third-party syndication app providers, like NetworkedBlogs, Hootsuite and Tweetdeck remain as options for syndicating content automatically to Facebook.

Facebook also stated that they are “focused on creating better tools for Pages”. ┬áNow, how does this affect Google Plus? Well, Google can expect a fight back from Facebook to their newly launched Google Plus Pages, which allows organizations and companies to create a corporate (business) page on Google+, which is very much similar to the group and business pages you see on Facebook.

Having said that, and from what Mark Zuckerberg called Google’s social networking as “Google’s little version of Facebook“, I’m quite certain that Facebook would put forth great challenges by announcing some great new features in the coming days. Additionally, November 22nd could probably mark an official start of the Facebook’s newly launched TimeLine beta.

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Joel Fernandes

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