As some of you already know, I am not a big Facebook fan. It’s for many reasons but one is the great deal of widgets or applications that are on Facebook. I currently have 90+ requests from people to use applications. I am over the zombies and the Christmas tree applications. I feel like I am continually bombarded with quizzes and trivia.
I am more of a Myspace fan myself, I see the use in Myspace at least from a marketing standpoint. Now that they have allowed an open platform for applications I am scared. I have a bulletin from Shania Twain:
From: Shania Twain
Date: Apr 29, 2008 1:22 PM
Subject: Pets and gifts
Body: Hi, Shania Fans!
Hope your spring time is going smoothly!
Respectfully, we have to request that you please stop the “pet” and “human gift” requests (new MySpace applications that you download). They are getting out of control and filling up the inbox by the THOUSANDS.
Shania greatly appreciates your continued love and support!
When are the useless applications going to stop? Let me know, or pass it along, when someone has a more practical app like “finding the cheapest gas station near you” widget.
Please don’t get me wrong, I love my friends on the social networks, but Respectfully, I have a request that you please stop sending me “zombie” and “trivia” requests. But please feel free to send me a round of drinks! ;-)