Monday, September 10, 2007

Facebook, second impression

Facebook - First impression

I know why so many people love Facebook so much, one word "applications". Think of Facebook as a computer with only the operating system. There isn't too much you can do with that but start installing programs, according to your needs, and there's a whole lot you can use your computer for. It's the same, almost, for Facebook. It offers basic social networking features. You can add your photo, have your very own profile page, invite your friends to join your network and send them messages but there's more. Facebook offers the possibility to build applications that will run on Facebook and will do whatever tasks they were designed for.

I didn't realize how big a deal Facebook applications were until I created my blueNile wish list and was offered the option to add it to Facebook. As long as you're logged into both sites, all you have to do is go through a few easy steps and voilĂ ! Your shiny wish list shows up on your Facebook profile page. It might seem like no big deal for you but I would like to see you try and add that same wish list to your blog for instance, or to your profile on Orkut, hi5 or Friendster.

The last time I tried adding a wish list to Orkut, it allowed me to add the url but every time I tried viewing it from within Orkut it kept sending me to the store's homepage. If you are an online seller you probably should make a Facebook application that allows your customers not only to add their wish list to their profile, but also shows off the items they've purchased from you. By the way, did you know that Facebook used to be called theFacebook?

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DoubleDT said...

I know that facebook is very familiar. However, I prefer friendster to facebook because I'm more familiar with the user-interface.

facebook is cool but for me friendster can offer something that I think more familiar to me :D

Hi Marguerita, it's me Suray!!

marguerite jasmin said...

I'm not a really big fan of social networking sites, but I think in terms of features Facebook can potentially offer more than the other sites. I don't dislike Friendster, it has a very user-friendly interface. But hi5 is where most of my friends are. How come I had never heard of Doubledt before? Is it a secret projet you've been working on?