The value of identifying the connections in the social graph has not been lost on the Facebook team. They want to control the social graph. They’ve been mapping our conversations without the limitations of their API all along and have created “an index for each relationship.” And they are now ready to tell us who our friends really are.
In an open system, diversity – of thought, experience, and need – provide the energy required for growth and change. It’s the beauty of an open system and the beauty of an open API.