Facebook to Add New Buttons: Report

Facebook is said to have a big announcement planned at the f8 developer conference Thursday. TechCrunch thinks it may know what it is, having heard from a source that the company is planning to add several new buttons to the social network. Similar in functionality to the “Like” button, TechCrunch’s source says the new buttons will be “Read,” “Listened,” and “Watched.” It also says Facebook plans to introduce commerce-oriented buttons like “Want” down the road. Lending some credibility to TechCrunch’s report is the fact that Facebook’s motto at f8 is “Read. Watch. Listen.”