New AIR Applications Take Real-Time Sharing Outside Facebook.com

In addition to Facebook’s announcement of new stream APIs this morning, Facebook has also just released the Facebook Desktop for AIR client to demonstrate the new functionality.

Facebook Desktop for AIR is the first app to let users fully interact with the Facebook stream on the desktop. With Facebook Desktop for AIR, the stream updates in real time, and users can comment, like, unlike, and share content to the stream right within the app. See the screenshot at right.

In addition, Seesmic announced today that it will be launching a fully featured Facebook client within a few days. The Seesmic Desktop client will integrate Facebook clients into one dashboard, alongside users’ Twitter accounts. Check out the video and screenshots below.

These are just the first of what should be many applications that remix the Facebook stream to enable better grouping, filtering, and publishing for different types of users. We’ll have all the latest as they emerge.