It may not be official just yet, but all signs point to Facebook launching Facebook Publishing Garage, "a program geared at building world-class social publishing systems that enable brands to create the most meaningful connections with their connections and friends through news feed stories." Not only did Facebook register several domain names yesterday related to "Publishing Garage," like PublishingGarage.com (WHOIS) and FacebookPublishingGarage.com (WHOIS), but a quick search for "Facebook Publishing Garage" brings up the website of Addie Marino, a creative strategist at Facebook in New York City, whose logo design work includes this new program....
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