Do you remember when Facebook was only for college students? It seems so long ago now that anyone and everyone has a Facebook profile. With the addition of website pages, artist pages, and blog tools, I am on Facebook more now than ever. If you have a Facebook profile (as I’m sure most Make Use Of readers do) then you are probably aware of the 20,000+ applications that are available. While many of them are pointless, there are some that are quite good. Here are the top 5 facebook applications that don’t totally suck:
Scrabulous is the number one application in my book. I currently play online Scrabble with friends and family members that are located all over the globe. When I was growing up, Scrabble was always a game I enjoyed playing with my grandparents. Now that my grandparents are on Facebook, I can still play Scrabble with them via Scrabulous.
The Where I’ve Been application is interesting in the fact that you can share with others where you have visited, lived, and where you want to visit. You can compare maps with your friends and see where they have lived and visited. Where I’ve Been is not just limited to countries, it also has all the US States, Canadian Provinces, and other international regions. Check out sample map.
As a poker fan, I use this application all the time. I especially like that this application allows you to see if any of your friends or people in your network are currently playing. If you see someone you know is currently playing, you can join their table and even chat with them inside the game. One of the newest features actually allows you to create private tables with only people you know. One of the only drawbacks to this game is you’re only given a certain amount of chips every day, so you can’t keep losing and reloading your chips all day.
This application allows you to share your favorite music and music videos on your profile. You can also dedicate a song to friends. This is great to use with your significant other or for making fun of your buddies. Think you know music better than your friends? If so, compete with them in the iLike Music Challenge. Are you going to a concert soon? Let your friends know and see if any of them are also going with this application. The only downside is if you load lots of songs and music videos to your profile it can take a long time to load. If this is the case you can always use iLike.com
5. Flog Blog
If you are a blogger and want to want to link your facebook profile and blog, this is the application for you. Flog Blog allows your friends to read your blog posts directly from your Facebook profile. Now I know you are probably worried about it taking traffic away from your actual blog, but don’t worry there are permalinks to your site. The great thing about this application is whenever you make a new post it will show up in your news feed. Flog Blog automatically updates via your RSS feed so that it includes your most recent posts. You can completely customize this application to display your posts exactly how you want.
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Which Facebook applications do you use? Let us know in the comments!