I think it could be a killer app- for Facebook. And an interesting challenge.
But I would really want to make sure users had the option to publish to the Open Web concurrently, and not just to the Big Data Farming Machine masquerading as everyone’s favorite “social media” channel.
In some ways this saddens me, as I really miss the web of old, where I had a series of bookmarks, and hit those on a regular basis- blogs, news sites, gaming sites, etc. — instead of being sucked into the meme-rich and political nonsense wasteland of Fb.
Does Facebook have some good content? Yes. Some great potential tools to encourage discourse and sharing of ideas? Yes.
But… I will hold judgement until this actually happens. What would happen if other bloggers as well began cross-posting all their content?