Facebook Features At A Glance...
Social networking sites Like Facebook in today’s world has not just remained as a mean of time pass in fact there’s a lot you can do with it. There are apps from games to professional utilities – all at one place.
Over the last one year we have seen that a significant shift has occurred amongst the youth all over the world towards social networking trends , we have noticed that everybody who ever had an orkut account now has one on Facebook and few have even opted out of Orkut altogether. The number of active users of Facebook has more than doubled since last couple of years. One reason for Facebook’s growing popularity is its aggressive marketing strategy. Facebook has ensured it stays visible in the media through tie ups with various major telecom companies throughout the world. With all its pokes, updates and egg sending on your phones and its failed attempt to buy Twitter has also helped to keep it in the public eye. The other reason for Facebook’s immense popularity is the fact that it is packed with dozens of unique features, an immensely interactive, instantly gratifying and deeply interesting range of applications or “apps” and surprising tweaks that let you have fun being in constant touch with your friends and family. Now let’s take a peek at a few things that you could do on Facebook to bring the “social” back in to your network and to make it more exiting, entertaining and cool.
Log in to facebook.com and take a look at the bottom left corner of the screen. You can’t miss that little button on the toolbar, which says applications. On the f applications tool bar, click the link that says browse more Applications. This will open up a Pandora’s box of applications for you to choose from.
Note: you can now tag friends or companies that you have mentioned in status simply by adding the @ symbol before the name.
Well in the application section we take a look at three of the most happening games on the Facebook site, in order of popularity.
Farmville is one of the most popular game played on Facebook almost 60 present of Facebook users play Farmville . in this game any one can setup and cultivate his/her own virtual farm. This game is developed by Zynga, San Francisco it allows you to become an online farmer plant, grow, harvest and sell crops buy or breed livestock to earn coin income, each crop requires some time to grow for example Tomatoes need 8 hours, Raspberries needs two , sunflower needs 23 and so on and each gives you an XP (short for experience). The more crops and trees you plant the more experience you earn. Farmers can invite more Facebook friends to become neighbours and send special gifts according to the game level.
This is another hit game by Zynga but unlike the slow domestic space of Farmville it encourages you to rob, kill, loot and create empire. Set in New York city , Little Italy or cub, players must choose a character, do jobs to earn cash, built a gang by recruiting members and fight other mafia conglomerates – all with limited stamina, energy and health. As in Farmville you can “Level up” by getting points and gaining XP by doing more jobs. As you raise up in levels you are rewarded with access to new features and new jobs.
You can also find many other funky games like Cityville, Cafeworld, Empires & Allies and also we would like to suggest to you all to have a look at the Pet Society another game application that contains plenty of games and decorations to play around with.
Here are some useful application lists on the Facebook
Files: this is a storage service from Box.net that allows you to upload and store files directly from their profile. The only thing is that its capacity is up to 1 gb , this is useful if you want to display this files on your profile. This utility is very easy to use but the only thing is that the files will be visible to all your FB friends and you may not really want everyone to see them.
App Builder: More than 500000 have used this application it’s the most interactive application on FB which gives every user a chance to feel like genius. If you think that you have a great idea and people will like it, just transform it in to an application sit back and watch how you can change the world using face book.
Positive Thoughts: you can send a positive thought to all your Facebook friends every morning using the positive thoughts application and make their day. All the thoughts are deep, philosophical, bright and cheery. Just try it out and get cheered up yourself when your Facebook friends write in to thank you.
News Cloud: this is a news application which allows you to discuss socially relevant issues. You can vote, read, submit or comment on stories right from your Facebook account Every story you post earn 10 points, a vote gets you 5 points and sharing a story or inviting a friend gets you 25 points each. News feeds are a part of this application you can also access videos from reliable news sources here.
Social networking gives you access to all your contacts. Here’s a list of business applications on FB that can fire up your business and ensure better brand recall without the prohibitive expenses of an advertising campaign.
Well Facebook fan pages are always full of potential customers who stay online for prolonged periods on the site discussing everything about their favourites. Any agency or company could cash in on this by putting their advertisement on the fan page. Promotions for fan pages just let you do that. You could use it to create an launch marketing campaigns in a few minutes using the simple user friendly interface of this application. This must be interactive and in the nature of Lotteries, contests, Coupons and discount tickets. Lately Facebook has begun to scrutinise this especially the promo quizzer and are set on shutting any agencies that appear to abuse this feature.
Memorable web Addresses: this application is so useful that one wonders why no one thought of it before. It’s a free application that allows you to create a direct link to your Facebook profile page, choosing a name of your choice so you could create a link such as www.profile.to/yourname, thus making ir easier for friends or contacts to search and find your profile with just a few clicks. The only thing is that you will need to hurry because this has been catching on and already has more than 2 million users.
Tag Biz Pro Business Cards: using this feature you can create a life-like business card from a whole range of features to set up a business network on Facebook. You can attach your business card to all your Facebook messages and pick a keyword which is then displayed in a business keyword tag on your profile.
Anybody who is using Facebook knows about applications that are most entertaining like iLike and SuperPoke. We have listed some of popular and some not so well know entertaining applications that can make life with Facebook more colourful.
Music by I Like:
This one allows you to add a music tab to your profile, create and share play list with your friends, receive concrete updates and participate in DJ Contest, its already got about 10 million users so don’t hang back.
There is an incredible range of typical bumper stickers applications blurbs around in the bumper stickers application which allows you to view, share and use stickers on your profile and those of others. This ate virtual stickers which range from comic to bizarre. This is a must have application.
Quizzes: people just can’t stop taking quizzes on Facebook These quizzes range from being sensible to funny. You can spend years answering all the different quizzes created by users. If you are really busy skip this one on the other hand if you want to act busy at your computer this is the one for you.
So that rounds up our list of applications for Facebook. Apart from applications there are other cool tweaks that can enhance your interaction on Facebook.