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Which Facebook Apps do You Think are Worthless?

I’m not a big social networking person. There are way too many social networks out there like Myspace, Orkut, Hi5, etc. All my friends are on one network or the other and I keep getting a bunch of invites. So, I’ve sort of joined the bandwagon and have profiles in some places. Of course, being the kind of person I am, I hardly visit the pages and can barely deal with the amount of stuff that comes through.

This brings me to today’s post. I have a Facebook profile and I barely use it. Initially, I did not quite figure out what I was supposed to do with it. Then, the application overload started. I received my first ‘app’ invitation from something called Superwall. Not knowing any better, I said yes. After that, it’s just been one invitation after another.

Some Facebook apps are okay. For example, I was using Skreemr to add songs to my profile. However, for every decent app available, there have to be at least 10 worthless ones. The first one that hit me was Superpoke, which goes by the description ‘why poke when you can tickle, hug, pinch, or throw sheep’. Throwing sheep! How come I never thought of such a profound action?

Then there’s Zombies, and it’s spinoffs, Vampires and Werewolves. What do these ‘wonderful’ apps do? Why, bite your friends and turn them into monsters too. And if you fancy yourself a monster-killer, there’s Slayer to do the needful. I don’t see the point in these things. They are simply a waste of time.

The bottom line. I’ve stopped accepting requests for applications to be installed. Some people may have all day to play around on Facebook but I’m not one of them. Truth be told, I’m kind of fed up of everything and I virtually never log in to my profile these days.

Do you have a Facebook profile? Which are the most worthless apps you’ve seen on Facebook? What do you think the site should do to stop people getting tons of invitations for these apps?

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  1. Tobey said on March 2, 2008 at 8:13 pm
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    Facebook? What the heck is that :)
    I mean, I’ve never really had a reason or mood to try any of these “oversocialized” (is that a word?) networks and I’m not planning to do so either. Of course it can be fine for a group of people with the same interests to be on some sort of (specialized) network like that but IMHO most of these aren’t worth crap. Never gave it a try though, I might be wrong :P

    The types of such services I really appreciate would be then represented by FutureScanner, DesignFloat, StumbleUpon and such…

  2. Roman ShaRP said on March 2, 2008 at 8:36 pm
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    I think Facebook is worthless :)
    At least for me :)

  3. Roman ShaRP said on March 2, 2008 at 8:39 pm
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    Tobey, I find many fine people on LiveJournal. I even wrote article about that (in Russian ;) ).

    The main idea of those network is that you read people you what to read.For me it works ok, better then news, TV or magazines.

  4. Martin said on March 2, 2008 at 8:42 pm
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    Roman care to explain a bit further what Livejournal is about ?

  5. Roman ShaRP said on March 2, 2008 at 8:51 pm
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    LiveJournal is a blog network. You probably don’t need it, because you have tour own standalone blog.

    Wiki can tell you much more thatn me. Don’t tell me that they ban you from Wiki! ;)

  6. Tobey said on March 2, 2008 at 11:46 pm
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    Hmm, thanks Roman, I’ll be sure to check it out tomorrow and see what it has to offer. I think I’ve already come across that particular site but simply crossed it over. So.. let’s see what we got here.. But first I get myself a proper portion of sleep to get ready for it.. yawn, gnite :)

  7. Adi said on March 3, 2008 at 3:06 am
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    Facebook===worthless
    Facebook apps==== most worthless

  8. duryodhan said on March 3, 2008 at 10:09 am
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  9. olubi ezra said on March 3, 2008 at 5:50 pm
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    obviously, you’re new to facebook.

    i for one dont accept silly application invites. WTF for?! on the facebook invitations page, you can block applciations. . . and there’s a new link that allows u too ignore all invites at once.

    these complaints you are making have been made over 6 months ago and acted upon.

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