Facebook’s New Chat Feature

Posted by on Apr 24, 2008 in Facebook, General, Social Media

Earlier this week I noticed a little box in the bottom right corner of my Facebook window telling me about Facebook chat, but I didn’t end up trying it out until just today. Although it seemed slow a couple times, I really like this new feature. Facebook chat reminds me a lot of Gmails built in chat feature, which has become my most often used form of IMing. One thing I really like about Gmail’s build it chat is that I am able to catch a lot of friends who don’t usually log into IM clients. I will probably catch a lot more friends now through the Facebook chat feature....

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Blocking FaceBook Apps

Posted by on Feb 19, 2008 in Facebook, Social Media

I am now blocking all Facebook apps to which I am invited. The reason for this is that I was getting way more invites than I cared to deal with, most of which I was rejecting anyway. Don’t get me wrong, I am a huge fan of Facebook’s open platform, and still use many facebook apps on a daily basis. What I have a problem with is the amount of inviting that is going on. The Problem Too many applications seem to push users into inviting their friends in order to gain access to certain areas or to receive incentives. The problem with this is that too many people are inviting their...

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