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Facebook Me!: A Guide to Having Fun with Your Friends and Promoting Your Projects on Facebook by Dave Awl

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7. Applications and Other Add-Ons

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As a public transportation rider, I don’t resort to car metaphors very often. But in this case, it fits: If Facebook is a car, then applications are the options. You can get where you’re going using the tools that come with Facebook by default, but adding applications may make the ride more fun, and possibly even more productive.

Some Facebook apps are practical, like the GPS navigator in your dashboard; some add entertainment to the ride, like a built-in stereo; and some are just lighthearted decorations, like the plush toy dangling from your rearview mirror.

In this chapter, we’ll look at how to respond ...

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