What to expect at Facebook’s F8 conference



It’s a big week for Facebook. The company’s employees, developers and observers will descend upon San Francisco for F8, Facebook’s developer conference.

Facebook often uses F8 to introduce some notable ideas and tweaks. CEO Mark Zuckerberg introduced the “social graph” concept in 2007, referring to users’ connections on the social network. Four years later, Facebook unveiled Timeline, a chronology of users’ activity on their profile.

Here’s what to expect at this year’s F8.

Drones and satellites and lasers, oh my

While Zuckerberg is scheduled to open F8 on Wednesday, Facebook CTO Mike Schroepfer, known to many inside Facebook simply as “Schroep,” will anchor day two with a potential discussion on “drones, satellites and lasers.” Futuristic as that might sound, those are the same words Zuckerberg has used to occasionally describe Internet.org, the much-hyped Facebook-backed service he launched in 2013 with the goal of bringing affordable Internet access to entire planet. Read more…

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