Review: The good, the bad and the ugly of Facebook apps
- — 30 November, 2007 10:26
Over time, as it learns more about what you like, LeapTag fine-tunes what you see, so the selections become more relevant and targeted. Also, you can see the blogs and news that your friends are interested in as a way to widen your interests.
If you've got a blog to which you want to give more exposure, here's a great way to do it. Flog Blog takes a blog you're already writing and displays it on your Facebook profile. It's a blog reader that allows anyone to read your blog posts inside Facebook on your profile page, and it includes permalinks to the blog as a way to boost traffic.
Read the top stories from Google News in various categories, or by keywords that you choose, from right within Facebook. Naturally, you can also share news stories with friends as well.
Daily Show News
Fans of Comedy Central's The Daily Show will appreciate this app, which displays daily clips from the show and lets you share them with friends.
More picks and pans
The list of Facebook applications goes on, with many covering the same ground. Here are a few final highlights and lowlights.
The accumulated wisdom of...
Want to display the wisdom of the ages on your Facebook page or get advice from some of the world's best businesspeople? No matter your interest, it's easy to find apps that will display quotes from a variety of sources on your Facebook profile. Check out the following; there are plenty of others worth trying as well.
- Literary quotes: Make yourself seem smart and cultivated by displaying quotes from the likes of Shakespeare, Oscar Wilde or Hunter S. Thompson on your profile.
- TV and movie quotes: Display quotes from the classics, including The Simpsons, Star Wars and Scarface.
- Quotes from the rich and/or famous: Want to learn from business leaders like Donald Trump and Warren Buffet or from politicos such as Winston Churchill and Dennis Kucinich? There's a Facebook quote app for you.