From Ben Zimmer at The Atlantic: As he paced around the stage at the f8 Devel­opers Confer­ence, Mark Zucker­berg declared with wide-eyed opti­mism that Face­book was “helping to define a brand-new language for how people connect.” “When we started,” Zucker­berg explained, “the vocab­u­lary was really limited. You could only express a small number of things, like who you were friends with. Then last year, when we intro­duced the Open Graph, we added nouns, so you could like anything that you wanted.”
And then he deliv­ered the breath­less payoff: “This year, we’re adding verbs. We’re going to make it so you can connect to anything in any way you want.” It was all part of “building this language for how people connect,” he said. · Go to The rise of the Zuck­erverb: The new language of Face­book →