Review of Facebook’s Applications & Mini Applets
Posted by wholeenchilada on December 4, 2007
ComputerWorld has an interesting article on the mini applets that Facebook supports: Review: The good, the bad and the ugly of Facebook apps:
“These applications act as extensions to the basic Facebook post-a-profile/read-a-profile functionality. Interested in something serious, such as collaborating on documents, using your friends’ collective intelligence to discover useful blogs, or finding freelance developers to help with an IT project? You’ll find applications for that. How about the not-so-serious, such as playing Texas Hold ‘Em poker or perusing the collected wisdom of Homer Simpson? There’s something for you as well.
Where do all these apps come from? Third-party developers think they see gold in Facebook, and they’re flocking to write free applications for the site, which is a development platform in its own right. At last count, there were more than 7,000 Facebook applications, and no end in sight to new ones.
It can be tough and time-consuming to weed out the pointless from the useful and the winners from the losers. We’re here to help. We’ve listed for you our favorite Facebook applications in a variety of categories, from the useful ”
You can also check out the Facebook application directory which, as the article suggests, has over 7,000 + applications with continuous growth.