Facebook's 'big idea' event: Join us Thursday (live blog)
The social network was as mysterious as ever when it snail-mailed printed, coffee-stained invitations to the press last week, inviting journalists to "join us for coffee and learn about a new product." The invite, which was followed by a e-mailed link to an invite-only RSVP splash page, teased, "A small team has been working on something big."
Facebook's event starts at 10 a.m. PT, and you can follow along on CNET's live blog here:
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg does enjoys calling Facebook's news feed, a "personalized newspaper," and an RSS reader would be a timely addition considering Google is killing its reader on July 1. But, a move from the Instagram crew is more likely.
Of course, Facebook could do something entirely different. In the past, similar events unveiled products like Graph Search and Home for Android. Tune in Thursday to find out.Aside from some semantic hints from cryptic invite (Instagram's jobs page reads "We're a small team, and we're looking for people to make a big impact."), Facebook has been more interested in playing catch up to Twitterthan taking down Google. Twitter's Vine video app has made quite the splash. While it hasn't grow as fast as Instagram did, it has convinced celebrities and marketers that short, looping video clips are the next big thing.