Facebook Co-Ops Email, Adobe Flash Goes HD
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Or so it seems.
In a post on the Facebook blog yesterday, Luke tells us you can now send messages to people on Facebook and to people not on Facebook.
The idea seems to be that you will likely want to continue to communicate with Facebook holdouts -- you know, the ones you invite to be your friend over and over again, to no avail.
Luke informs us that you can invite friends to events and groups through such existing email addresses, and that they can even RSVP.
But if they wish to see your Wall posts or get in on the discussion boards, they'll have to stop holding out and join Facebook. (Uh, if you don't know what the Wall is, you're probably a Facebook holdout)
C'mon, join up. All the cool kids are doing it.
Meanwhile, back at the Adobe ranch, Adobe has announced the latest version of Adobe Flash Player 9, codenamed "Moviestar."
According to a post over at Read/WriteWeb, this new version of Flash includes H.264 standard video support. Which I bet you didn't even know you'd been waiting on!
This is the same standard deployed on Blue-Ray and HD-DVD high def video players, i.e., a very high quality digital (signal, stream, what?)
Adobe says this new technology will enable "the delivery of HD television quality and premium audio content."
Of course, there's no ignoring the significant penetration of the Flash video player (which Adobe claims is now 98.7%) -- it helped grow online video penetration via the YouTube, making the online video experience less buffery and more consumable.
Me, I'll be downloading the Adobe Flash 9 beta shortly to take it for a test spin.
If I'm not back in five minutes, just rest easy in knowing I got caught up in a maelstrom of high-definition ones and zeroes in the Matrix, and that all is well in the world.