It’s been a long time coming for American users, and already available worldwide for everyone else, but you’ll soon be able to share all of those Netflix programs you’ve been watching with your friends and relatives. Lots of programs and apps share things these days, but there will no doubt be a rush of panic as people realize episodes of Yo Gabba Gabba are suddenly on their Timelines for all to see.
So what held things up? Silly American law “protecting” customers from having their rentals announced to their world, introduced back in the eighties while an internet was still a twinkle in Al Gore’s eyes. Netflix was listed as major partner for Facebook when the latter introduced its Open Graph a year and a half ago, but American adoption was a no-show for the then-foreseeable future. Facebook will roll this functionality out in waves, a good idea so you’re not spammed with hundreds of notifications. Just, uh, watch what you have to watch, okay?