Xbox Live Integrating Facebook & Twitter Next Week

xbox-integrationJust yesterday I wrote about Facebook being integrated into Playstation 3 and now official news from Xbox regarding their own social integration. If you didn’t get into the Preview Program for Xbox LIVE’s forthcoming social networking integrations featuring Twitter, Facebook and support, don’t worry — you don’t have too much longer to wait.

According to Major Nelson, the new Dashboard Update will be going live to everyone next Tuesday, November 17. The update also includes a new Zune video area that picks up where the Xbox Video Marketplace left off, adding the ability to stream a number of purchases instantly instead of having to wait for them to download.
The one drawback, due to a lack of parental controls on the new social services, is Xbox Live users under the age of 18 won’t be able to access these new services. Microsoft says it is working on building out those controls, so within a few weeks those user should be able to access the new features.

Is there anyone who was involved in the new preview? What are you thoughts?