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Facebook is Getting Crowded: 12 Media Apps Join Timeline

Facebook users, do you “like” this?

Today Facebook launched 12 media apps for Timeline, joining social news apps such as Yahoo!, Washington Post Social Reader, Digg Social Reader and The Guardian’s social news app.

This announcement comes shortly after Facebook launched 60 social apps that focused mostly on cooking, eating, travel, running and reviewing movies. With this bevy of now 80+ social apps, Facebook hopes that its users will think about the platform more as a space for lifestreaming everything rather than just a place for connecting with friends and family members.

Of course, try asking Facebook what it thinks Facebook should be used for, it will not give an answer. Use it for whatever you want. Install these apps if you feel like it. It’s Facebook’s world, sure, but users do have the ability to shape it, or opt-out completely.

One of the apps is viral content site Buzzfeed, which is a shoe in for Facebook. Content from Buzzfeed does remarkably well on Facebook. Especially if it involves adorable pups like this lovely collection of smiling Corgis.

Two other obvious apps: The Daily Show and MTV News, which both produce short videos that share quite easily on the social network. There are also a few more traditional media sites, such as CBS Local (Los Angeles and New York), MSNBC.com and the TODAY Show.

Social entertainment app GetGlue joins Facebook as well. Already users of GetGlue have the ability to share content to Facebook, so this integration will only strengthen the relationship between the two social platforms.

Photo sharing site Pixable and CMT (Country Music Television) are also placing bets on Facebook, in the hope that it will make content go even more social.

AOL’s SportingNews app will join Facebook in March.

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