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You are invited to a free live webcast--Creating Facebook Applications: A Beginner's Guide

Press release: November 3, 2008

Facebook is taking the world by storm! With more than 100 million connected users and an open platform that allows developers to have full access to those users, you now have one of the most powerful opportunities ever to put your web app in front of thousands, even millions in little time. In this free, jam-packed session, Jesse Stay, the "Social" Geek, and Author of O'Reilly's FBML Essentials will cover the very basics you need to get started in the Facebook platform for developers.

In this session you'll learn how your apps talk to Facebook, how Facebook talks back, where to find the information you need, viral integration points to promote your app, and learn the very basics of creating a fully functional Facebook application. Come and listen in and bring your questions as Jesse presents this valuable topic towards getting your web apps recognized through the great tools Facebook provides.

Attendance is limited, so register now. We'll send you a reminder before the webcast. And please feel free to share this invitation with others.

Date: Friday, Nov. 7 at 10am PST (18:00 GMT)
Cost: Free
Duration: 60 minutes
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About Jesse Stay

Jesse Stay, The "Social" Geek, has consulted for some of the top ten applications on Facebook. Within just two months, he successfully sold his first Facebook application that he wrote in just a week. He is the author of "I'm on Facebook -- Now What???," a book targeted towards helping individuals, professionals, and business owners better manage their lives and careers through Facebook, as well as O'Reilly's FBML Essentials, a book on Facebook development. Jesse blogs at (featured on many of the top 100 blogs on the internet), and guest blogs regularly on top blogs and Jesse also speaks regularly at various conferences and community events about Social Media technology, blogging, and the internet. You can follow him on Twitter, or on FriendFeed.

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About O’Reilly

O’Reilly Media spreads the knowledge of innovators through its books, online services, magazines, and conferences. Since 1978, O’Reilly Media has been a chronicler and catalyst of cutting-edge development, homing in on the technology trends that really matter and spurring their adoption by amplifying “faint signals” from the alpha geeks who are creating the future. An active participant in the technology community, the company has a long history of advocacy, meme-making, and evangelism.

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