A major highlight in the demo of iOS 5 at the Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) was Twitter integration. This was a huge plus for those of us who use Twitter but may have been a useless implementation for those who don't. Recent discoveries in the developer's beta of iOS 5 will strike intrigue for those who don't use Twitter or for the multiple social network users out there.
AllThingsD reported that a developer tipped them saying that other social networks have been implemented in the developer beta of iOS 5. But to a lesser extent. Not only does the contact field offer a place to put Twitter information but also Facebook, Flickr, LinkedIn, and Myspace. There's even a feature to add a custom service. The slots in a contact profile with social network information will link you that person's webpage in Safari whether for Facebook, Twitter, or whichever.
The developer, who remains unnamed, says however that some of these social network plugins are a little buggy. Regardless, Apple has shown that web presence is important and a prominent feature in iOS 5. It is guaranteed that Apple will fix the kinks before the full release of iOS 5.
The article made a distinct comment that is of interest:
Imagine entering in your credentials and seeing your social network friends and contacts automatically synced and merged with your phone contacts.