By DaveLevy on Aug 10, 2007
Friends are moving to Facebook, so yesterday I had my first look at it. I checked out some of the add-on applications available by browsing the utility applications pages and discovered some amazing facebook applications. I have installed "my RSS" and connected to my bliki's rss stream (No I havn't there seems to be a quality issue with it, fortunately, there are several other apps that claim to do the job). I have also installed the del.icio.us (which works) and the plazes plug in (which has some problems), but there are so many that seem worthwhile and I need to go back to check them out.
I should probably get some feed back from my correspondents as to how they feel about the traffic created by these applications which all seem to write into the facebook feeds.
I have connected this blog to my profile and this may mean that I need to using the summary/content feature of roller which until now I only use occasionally.
Whoever argued that opening up the applications interface is awesome competitive advantage is absolutely correct, a true proof point that free and open source creates value.
Talking to Alec Muffet, he suggests that it's possible disadvantage is that it is an internet end-point, it only broadcasts to your friends in the community and none of this interesting stuff about oneself is available on the net. I suppose your friends havn't given permission to publish their content. Alec, however, will probably let us know what he thinks soon.
Here's a hyperlink....Facebook Me!
Also, the snappreview on this article is a bit poor, I need to check this out and see how to tune the displays. The hyperlinks work if you are a member and login, but poor 'ol snappreview can't do this. This article is meant to record for me, if not others some of the interesting apps I found. It'll also test facebooks' treatment of content/summary articles since this blog is imported into my profile's feeds.