Top Ten Facebook applications
- — 13 October, 2007 06:07
A sample of the Newest Applications to hit Facebook
By Daniel Balsewicz
What does it do? This posts a user's computers specs.
World Community Grid
By Parker Menzimer and Tara Williams
What does it do? Enables facebook users in donating their idle computing time to humanitarian research. The World Community Grid is a volunteer computing application which networks the unused computing power of thousands of personal computers. This theoretical supercomputer then powers breakthrough medical research. Over 350,000 members have already joined, and since it's 2004 inception, the Grid has completed over 100,000 years worth of medical research.
This facebook application walks you through the install process and then allows you to display you completed projects and statistics on your profile.
What does it do? This application is a community powered answer generator. Users can type in any movie related question and have it answered.
About the developer: Answerbag is a MySQL powered, PHP and Apache community information site. Anyone can submit questions or answers, but all information is voted on so that trustworthy answers presumably get promoted and the less trustworthy ones get weeded out. Its parent company is Demand Media. It consists of three developers: Jonathan Haddad, Adam Tourkow and Alex Chan and several other staff.
What does it do? Blogarate is a blog post rating system. Users can register their own blogarate account, which lets them publish ratings and shares ratings to facebook
About the developer: Outblaze is a private company established in May 1998 in Hong Kong, with offices in USA, UK, Hong Kong, China, South Korea, India, and the Philippines. Outblaze is a provider of white label hosted messaging solutions, currently delivering services to over 40,000,000 active users across 400,000 domains in 22 languages. The Company's primary focus is the provision and operation of e-mail services and related solutions. Outblaze has received strategic investments from PCCW, Barunson, Lotus Asset Management, and Scottish Investment.
What does it do? My Home enables users to find out what people think about the street they live in. People can voice their opinions about where they currently live, or about places they have lived or visited in the past.
About the developer: StreetAdvisor provides free, relevant, inside information on a street aiming to help home buyers, owners and renters make decisions. Patent pending Scoring and Ranking features provide search and comparison tools seamlessly integrated into the latest mapping imagery.