Top 10 Facebook Apps (from two perspectives)

OK, the TechCrunch interns tell us about their top 10 favorite Facebook applications. Now, since the interns are 20-somethings I expected that I’d have a different take on what we needed and so I talked through it on my Kyte.tv channel.

Here’s the TechCrunch Intern’s apps:

1. iLike (music app).
2. Graffiti (way to draw little lame cartoons on your Facebook profile).
3. Where I’ve Been (a way to brag to your friends that you’ve been to more countries than they have).
4. Zoho Online Office (a way to share Zoho’s apps with your friends).
5. Fantasy Stock Exchange (fun game, I wonder which stocks they are picking).
6. Flickr Photos.
7. Honesty Box. (A way to send anonymous messages. I already have comments on my blog for that reason.)
8. Box.net files. Useful way to share files.
9. Superpoke. A serious 40 something wouldn’t be caught dead pinching, hugging, tickling his friends.
10. Friend match. 40 somethings don’t need more friends.
11. Bonus: TechCrunch.

My favorite Facebook apps:

1. Google Reader Shared Items. This is way more useful for those who read a lot of feeds. Plus it shows you who has the most popular blog posts in the past few hours.
2. Twitter/Pownce/Jaiku apps. Pick the one you’re on. That lets your Facebook readers keep up with you, no matter where you post.
3. The video application. Lets you send video messages to all your friends from your computer’s webcam.
4. Kyte.tv. You see it here on this post (if you’re reading on my blog — lots of feed readers strip it out). But you also see the same thing on Facebook. You can chat with people live there on that app too.
5. BlogTips. If you’re looking to blog better, use this app.
6. Upcoming Calendar app. Come on, don’t 20-somethings have to keep track of all the events that are coming their way?
7. Blog Friends. Don’t the interns have any friends with blogs? This is how you track them.
8. WordPress. If you blog on WordPress or WordPress.com, this is the app for you. Shows your posts AND your comments. I thought every 20-something had a WordPress blog?
9. Ustream.tv. This isn’t important to everyone (who here other than Chris Pirillo has a streaming video show). But I included it here cause I have to wonder about a 20 something who isn’t into streaming video. Don’t you guys watch Justin.tv?
10. SkypeMe. Lets you use Skype to call me.
11. FaceReviews. It’s a Website that reviews Facebook applications.
12. iLike. Hey, at least we matched up on that one and the Zoho one (although I don’t have any Zoho stuff I want to share publicly yet).

What do you think? Which Facebook apps are you using, if you’re on Facebook?

I don’t add any of the silly ones, so don’t tell me about the Ninja app or anything like that.

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99 thoughts on “Top 10 Facebook Apps (from two perspectives)

  1. I know I should be using Facebook more… 20 somethings (I’m twice that now) keep me up to date on the things I could be using to be young & productive again.

    Viral video seems to be a big interest.

  2. I know I should be using Facebook more… 20 somethings (I’m twice that now) keep me up to date on the things I could be using to be young & productive again.

    Viral video seems to be a big interest.

  3. Your assumptions and language toward 20-somethings is really, really annoying. No, not all 20-somethings are trend whores. That should answer every one of your questions.

  4. Your assumptions and language toward 20-somethings is really, really annoying. No, not all 20-somethings are trend whores. That should answer every one of your questions.

  5. Well I guess I have to admit I like graffiti, and my first drawing was a cat pooping. Aside from that and the Flickr app I find your list more useful.

    I also will not be “superpoking” any of my friends.

    I’m 28

  6. Well I guess I have to admit I like graffiti, and my first drawing was a cat pooping. Aside from that and the Flickr app I find your list more useful.

    I also will not be “superpoking” any of my friends.

    I’m 28

  7. @Damien Riley: Facebook is MySpace for a slightly older crowd. They both seem to have a following among some of the techies, but they sound like personal ads mixed with classmates.com.

  8. @Damien Riley: Facebook is MySpace for a slightly older crowd. They both seem to have a following among some of the techies, but they sound like personal ads mixed with classmates.com.

  9. Ok, so, not silly ones:

    ·Google Reader Shared Items, added it since I thought it was *my* shared items.
    ·Twitter and
    ·Jaiku, both because I have accounts, and I haven’t found the Pownce app, could you be nice and give us the web address for that one?.
    ·Catbook, maybe silly, maybe not, but I love my cat. And she doesn’t have any place where I have mentioned her besides an entry on my blog.
    ·ClaimID, just to show up. Sometimes I hurt someone.
    ·My Personality, you have to complete some tests and you’ll know a bit about yourself. Plus, it’s fun to see what personality disorder you might have (App creator says it’s just for fun, but I belive him)
    ·Visual Bookshelf/DVD rack/CD rack: maybe someone could become a friend just because we love to death “Three Colors”, or U2, or enjoyed reading “Pedro Páramo”.
    ·Art: It’s wonderful to “believe” that you can have your own Art Gallery with all the paintings you adore and worship. Even if you’re a little presumptuous, you can add one you really own. I enjoy watching paintings, but don’t have enough time or money to go see them live.

    So, I’ll see you around there.
    Good luck on all that!!

  10. Ok, so, not silly ones:

    ·Google Reader Shared Items, added it since I thought it was *my* shared items.
    ·Twitter and
    ·Jaiku, both because I have accounts, and I haven’t found the Pownce app, could you be nice and give us the web address for that one?.
    ·Catbook, maybe silly, maybe not, but I love my cat. And she doesn’t have any place where I have mentioned her besides an entry on my blog.
    ·ClaimID, just to show up. Sometimes I hurt someone.
    ·My Personality, you have to complete some tests and you’ll know a bit about yourself. Plus, it’s fun to see what personality disorder you might have (App creator says it’s just for fun, but I belive him)
    ·Visual Bookshelf/DVD rack/CD rack: maybe someone could become a friend just because we love to death “Three Colors”, or U2, or enjoyed reading “Pedro Páramo”.
    ·Art: It’s wonderful to “believe” that you can have your own Art Gallery with all the paintings you adore and worship. Even if you’re a little presumptuous, you can add one you really own. I enjoy watching paintings, but don’t have enough time or money to go see them live.

    So, I’ll see you around there.
    Good luck on all that!!

  11. Forgot to mention ,,Im kinda pissed they removed the AUDIO app , all I wanted to do was listen to Music while cruising Facebook , is that so bad ,,

    Wonder what the 50 sumthin facebook app list looks like

    im gonna have a peek :)

    jp

  12. Forgot to mention ,,Im kinda pissed they removed the AUDIO app , all I wanted to do was listen to Music while cruising Facebook , is that so bad ,,

    Wonder what the 50 sumthin facebook app list looks like

    im gonna have a peek :)

    jp

  13. Thanks for the heads up on the Facebook apps.

    I have been using the WordPress app. I am a fan also.

    I installed the BlogTips app, I am looking forward to putting some of these tips into action.

  14. Thanks for the heads up on the Facebook apps.

    I have been using the WordPress app. I am a fan also.

    I installed the BlogTips app, I am looking forward to putting some of these tips into action.

  15. I’m almost 40 and I would love for someone to explain the allure of Facebook. I have a Myspace and it sucks of mediocrity, but why would i spend time on another site? I strted one and it makes me yawn every time. nice blog here tho . . .

  16. I’m almost 40 and I would love for someone to explain the allure of Facebook. I have a Myspace and it sucks of mediocrity, but why would i spend time on another site? I strted one and it makes me yawn every time. nice blog here tho . . .

  17. I’m a twenty-something, and my app list, and that of my mostly twenty-something friends, is much closer to the Techcrunch interns’ than yours. Perhaps it is generational. My friends and I like having the ‘silly’ apps, like zombies, graffiti, and superpokes. We’re on Facebook for fun.

    Like Paul (comment #1), many of the social events I’ve been invited to lately have had Facebook invitations. Upcoming.org has no traction at all where I’m from (Winnipeg, Manitoba). Also, yes we 20-somethings sure are into streaming video, but I have never watched Justin.tv (sounds like JenniCam from a decade ago; boring). YouTube, with all its copyrighted content, is king in my group of friends.

  18. I’m a twenty-something, and my app list, and that of my mostly twenty-something friends, is much closer to the Techcrunch interns’ than yours. Perhaps it is generational. My friends and I like having the ‘silly’ apps, like zombies, graffiti, and superpokes. We’re on Facebook for fun.

    Like Paul (comment #1), many of the social events I’ve been invited to lately have had Facebook invitations. Upcoming.org has no traction at all where I’m from (Winnipeg, Manitoba). Also, yes we 20-somethings sure are into streaming video, but I have never watched Justin.tv (sounds like JenniCam from a decade ago; boring). YouTube, with all its copyrighted content, is king in my group of friends.

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