So How About Them Recent Facebook Changes…

Facebook Timeline

I’m terrified, awestruck, and excited by the changes Facebook has brought about over the past couple of weeks. A beta version of the Open Graph has been released. Tons of amazing partners like Rdio and Netflix are now deeply integrated with the social networking giant. Profile pages have completely transformed into a timeline that chronicles your life. An additional news ticker now follows you down the page. And subscriptions…?

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For Musicians: How to Make a Custom IFrame Tab for Your Facebook Page [FREE TEMPLATE]

screenshot custom facebook page welcome tab using iframes

A couple weeks ago, Facebook announced some really big changes to their Facebook pages. In my previous article, however, I neglected to mention one major change.

On March 11, 2011, the Static FBML application will no longer be available for Facebook pages, and no new FBML applications can be created after that date. Existing Static FBML and FBML tab applications will continue to function for now, but if you want to create any new custom tabs for your page, Facebook strongly encourages everyone start using iframe-based applications instead.

Basically, this renders my old tutorial and template (and most popular article) completely useless. A bummer, I know, but we shall overcome. Onward with the new hotness!

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Facebook Upgrades its Fan Pages, Good News for Musicians

Facebook Upgrades Pages

After a bunch of rumors, it looks like Facebook is finally upgrading its “Pages” application. Notifications began rolling out to users a couple of days ago, and by the looks of it, the changes will be for the better. As of now, you can preview the changes, take a tour, and start using the new layout right away. On March 10, all Facebook Pages will be forced to switch to the new layout.

For all you procrastinators out there, I took the tour, and I must say that I was very pleased (for once). Most of the new features look like they will be quite helpful, and below I’ve listed some of these features and what you can do with them as a musician.

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