Expected to begin in early 2010, Yahoo had clearly seen the benefits of being part of the 350 million strong Facebook, with their aim being to bring more users to Yahoo.
Yahoo had already experimented earlier in the year with Facebook integration, allowing email users to preview their Facebook friend’s messages directly from the Yahoo homepage. The new move will push automatically activities from Yahoo sites, such as photos shared on Flickr, into the Facebook news feed.
Facebook Connect, introduced last year, allows users to log in to websites using their Facebook IDs, rather than having to sign up to the third party accounts. Users can then notify their Facebook friends via the News Feed on their activities on the third party website. Websites such as Digg, and now The Guardian, are already using this function.