I’m seeing Facebook announces “Great Apps”, “new tools” stories everywhere and I can’t be the only who doesn’t care about it… am I? Actually, the first thought that came to mind was do.not.want. I don’t know about you, but I’ve yet to come across an application I would actually log into Facebook for.
Seriously.. how useless are these applications?
for sale invitations?
Huh? What am I? A prostitute??
Lovable and flirtable invitations?
How in the world do I flirt or send virtual love?
What is this? Match.com?
The “green patch” application seems quite popular since literally a day after I ignored all the requests, 17 new ones flooded in. I’m all for going ‘green’ but virtually caring for plants -since that’s what this application does, is USELESS.
Aside from the above, I am bombarded with hundreds of application invites. I ignore all of them. Needless to say, reading various articles about Facebook’s 2nd annual developer’s conference (or f8, as named by Facebook) and their future plans… I’m sorry but I’m not as excited as a lot of people seem to be.
Yes it’s a Social Networking site, but to me, it’s a place to connect and re-connect with old colleagues, child hood friends, college friends, and even old teachers. Not a place to spend my day socializing.
With Facebook Connect coming out in a few weeks and talks about partnerships and advertisers, for someone not in this industry like me, automatically translates to more ads and more effort into figuring out how to hide all new options and features. NO THANKS
I’m also afraid it would be too busy and confusing to appeal to the people I log into Facebook for. The masses. If I wanted to interact socially with people who like virtually socializing, there are plenty of sites that allow me to do so. I mean, isn’t that what Myspace, Twitter, and FriendFeed are for?
What do you think? What do you use Facebook for? Do you use applications? If so, what’re your favorites?