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Facebook launches Friendship Pages after all-night hackathon

Facebook has launched Friendship Pages at which online pals can stroll virtual memory lanes that chronicle what they have shared at the world’s top online social networking service.

The pages contain public comments and Wall posts between pairs of Facebook friends; pictures in which both are identified; events they indicated they would attend together, and other joint activities memorialised at the service.

“A few months ago, I began a small project to build a page devoted to friendships. A few interns and I started a prototype during an all-night hackathon, and then one of our designers jumped in. For all of us, it’s been a labor of love,” Facebook software engineer Wayne Kao wrote in a blog post announcing the feature he played a key role in creating.

Others will only be able to view the nostalgia pages with the permission of those featured, according to Kao.

“The best part is the human side of these pages,” he continued. “They can bring back memories, conversations and times spent together.”

“When it’s between two people who share a lot, the page really starts to reflect their friendship.”


Author | Nur Bremmen: Staff reporter

Nur Bremmen: Staff reporter
Nur is an enigma with a passion for creating words. He recently entered a love affair with technology and chorizo sausages. He travels a lot -- you catch him, if you can, at a Silicon Cape event every now and again. More

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