Report: Facebook may be headed for data storage

A page on the official developers' wiki hints that the social network will be offering data storage space for applications hosted on the Facebook Platform.

Remember when Facebook was just a way to "poke" that kid who sat in front of you in macroeconomics class? Yeah, that was a long time ago. Rev2 reported on Sunday that technobabble on the Facebook Developer Wiki may be hinting that the "social utility" wants to expand into data storage.

So far, this appears to only apply to developers who have created applications on the Facebook Platform and have until this point provided their own data storage for the apps. A Facebook data storage plan would allow them to rent or purchase storage (or perhaps, at least in a beta form, get some for free) from Facebook instead, which could potentially be more economical for some app developers.

But if it proves successful, who knows? Facebook might be headed into Google Drive territory.

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