I was reading an article about Facebook-me.com while watching an MTV True Life program about how teens are addicted to Facebook and their digital devices. A male and female on the episode were so addicted to the social media world that it caused them to break-up. I realize that this is just a reality television show, but it does happen. I have heard of people breaking up over a Facebook comment, it is pretty pathetic.
As if the world can’t get enough Faceobok, a group of developers and designers have created a way for users to export their Facebook data — updates, photos, the works — and turn it into a themed mini-blog. It is a more customized approach for Facebook data.
Here’s how it works: You connect the app to your Facebook account, then you allow the app to publish posts, comments, photos and other items. Your items are imported, then you can play around with the themes to get the look and feel you like best. Right now, three themes are available: The very Web-2.0 Rush, the magazine-like Photostream and the visually rich Glide.
I personally think their is a ton of room for improvement. I was not that satisfied with the three themes. I thought that it seemed a little pointless. I expected more of a blogging opportunity, like WordPress. It was more of take everything on my profile and let the technology blog for me. I was hoping for the opportunity to actually type and blog myself.
When reading some comments about this new app I found that mostly all the comments were negative. One in particular stood out to me, “Kind of interesting how Facebook is slowly morphing into Google.” It made me wonder, I go to both websites on a daily basis, but which one do I use more? Is Facebook eventually going to be larger than Google? One is a search engine, one is more of a social media outlet, however does Facebook have the potential to grow even larger until it takes over the whole internet. I think it is already on the way.