Facebook Applications

I recently joined facebook, which is currently facelessbook for me, until I can post a reasonable mugshot that won’t offend the religious, or frighten young children, old ladies or those of a sensitive disposition. My social network so far consists of my son and his friend. Am I a recluse, or simply unpopular. Time will tell.

I had a look through the applications there, and found so much junk it took some time to find anything of interest. They’re mostly natty little games and social nutworking widgets that look novel when you see the first of that ilk, but are usually discarded five minutes after you start to use them.

The only ones I’ve found I can use are Causes, an advocacy toy, and one of the “places I’ve been” mapping apps. If you spot any app that you could really use over time and that isn’t some five minute marvel, please let me know.

I hadn’t looked at these apps until I read Marc Andreessen’s new blog, June 12 2007, as referenced in Adam Herscher’s blog, June 12 2007 – two blogs worth following.

3 thoughts on “Facebook Applications

  1. If you are interested in supporting non-profits you might be interested in Firstgiving.com. Firstgiving is a website where anyone can create a free personalized fundraising page for practically any non-profit. It’s a great way to rally your online community on any network (Facebook, MySpace, Blog, etc) that you are into. They also send any funds raised directly to the non-profit. Because isn’t it better when everyone can participate?

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