Today in Social

Lots of instant analysis about the implications of the wave of apps adopting the new features of Facebook’s platform that debuted last September at f8. AllThingsD looks at some innovative uses of the new technologies, and VentureBeat examines actions outside of Likes. Greg Sterling thinks Facebook could create an app store to rival Apple’s as it moves into more categories than social games. Sarah Lacey sees Facebook’s semi-permeable walled garden as a model halfway between Yahoo’s portal that is geared to hold onto users and Google’s search engine that makes money by taking users away from its site. She correctly notes that Facebook’s distributed Connect technologies can follow along with users as they venture across the web, extending its “wall” around everything.