19:58 PM

The new California Gold Rush: Facebook apps

I spent Saturday afternoon in Palo Alto crammed into a room filled with about a hundred developers who were trading tips and sharing presentations on creating Facebook apps.

The enthusiasm was electric, it felt like the Homebrew Club, early pioneers encouraging each other.

Facebook has overwhelmed the web 2.0 social media sector in the same way hurricane Katrina overwhelmed New Orleans. It is a dramatic metaphor but a fair one.

If you are not thinking about developing Facebook apps then you should be. I've got great video coming from Saturday's Facebook Developer Garage that will appear on TechOne. Be sure to subscribe so you don't miss it. You won't regret it.