Do you spend way too much time on Facebook? Does it seem like it takes forever just to go through your newsfeed? Do you wish there was an easy way to filter out the junk and only see the good stuff? GoGoGabi.com is a mobile app that filters and sorts your Facebook content, letting you scroll through ranked results of the most relevant, popular, and controversial posts. According to Gabi:
We all used Facebook to communicate messages about our lives and opinions to our social networks. We consider it the best, most fundamental social network for visual communicators. We wanted a way to support and redefine it. We started Gabi with a simple idea: to surface the top content from our Facebook feeds. To see only the best stuff. We also wanted a new way of interacting with Facebook, an intuitive way to filter and sort content.
You can like and comment directly from the Gabi app. Gabi also has a blog.
Would you like to try video chatting with your friends? Have you tried some of the video chatting services available online but found them to complicated and hard to set up? Airtime.com is a simple and easy to use video chatting service that works though Facebook and doesn’t require you to download any software. According to Airtime:
Airtime is a live video platform that allows you to connect with old and new friends in a fun and simple way… Airtime is the most efficient, easy to use, browser-based video chat service between friends via their existing Facebook networks. The service allows users to share live experiences through content, and expand beyond their social graph to discover new people through similar interests in an environment that is collaborative, fun and safe.
In addition to chatting with your existing friends Airtime can help you find new friends who share your interests and are close to your location. If one of your friends is not available for live chat you can leave them a video message. Airtime also has a blog.
Love it or hate it, if you’re on Facebook, you’re stuck with the timeline format for your Facebook profile. Even if you’re one of the many who hates the timeline, wouldn’t you like to make the most of it and have decent looking cover and profile photos? TrickedOutTimeline.com is a website that helps you quickly and easily create great looking cover and profile photos for your Facebook timeline, with editing tools and a variety of effects. According to TrickedOutTimeline: “We wanted to be able to make really awesome Facebook Timelines, so we made Tricked Out Timeline. Now anyone can make cool Facebook cover photos and profile pictures – it’s so quick, easy and free!”
Cover photo effects or “eects” include: Merge Profile & Cover Photo, Missing Jigsaw Piece, Tear Off The Bottom Edge, and Profile Picture Zoom. TrickedOutTimeline is looking to add more eects, so if you have a good idea for a cover photo effect send it in.
Do you love Facebook and wish you could get on at work? Are you afraid your boss or someone else will see your screen and catch you not working? HardlyWork.in is a website that can turn your Facebook news feed or wall into what looks like an innocent looking Excel spreadsheet. According to HardlyWork.in:
See your Facebook feed rendered into an excel sheet! …Long hours at the new summer job? Feeling unprofessional when you check your Facebook profile at the office? Well there’s nothing more professional than a nice spreadsheet. Sign in with Facebook below, and see your news feed rendered into an innocuous corporate form.
There are links to view your wall, load more posts, and view recently tagged photos. Hovering over comments, likes, names, photos, videos, and links lets you see more information. The space-bar works like a boss key and gets rid of the window completely. The formula bar can be used for search.
Do some of your friends post every boring detail of their lives on social networking websites? Does it seem like it takes forever to weed through all the pointless drivel on your news feed to find a few interesting posts? KnowAbout.It is an online service that analyzes the content from your various news feeds on social networking sites, cuts out the inane garbage, and leaves you with only the most interesting and relevant posts. According to Know about it:
The social web is an incredibly busy place that never stops. As a person that has to take time to work, eat, and sleep (not to mention relax and have fun) it’s easy to miss so much of the good stuff passing through your social streams every day. Know about it helps fix this problem by collecting all the links passing through your social streams 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. As we collect these links, we also perform a bunch of analysis on each one to determine which are most likely to be of interest to you. The end result is a lot of quick and simple ways to stay up with the best stuff passing through your social streams, but on your own schedule and based on your personal interests!
Know about it also has a blog.
Are you a member of multiple social networking sites like Twitter, Facebook, and Linkedin? Do you sometimes find it difficult to juggle it all and keep track of everything? HootSuite.com is social media dashboard that lets individuals and teams keep track of and post to multiple social networks from one place. According to HootSuite:
HootSuite is the Social Media Dashboard! Rather than being a social network, HootSuite allows you to connect to multiple social networks from one website. HootSuite helps organizations use the social web to launch marketing campaigns, identify and grow audience, and distribute targeted messages across multiple channels. Using HootSuite’s unique social media dashboard, teams can collaboratively schedule updates to Twitter, Facebook, Linkedin, WordPress and other social networks via web, desktop or mobile platforms plus track campaign results and industry trends to rapidly adjust tactics.
HootSuite has many features including: the ability to monitor and post to multiple social networks from a single dashboard, custom analytics, multiple contributors with separate passwords, pre-schedule status updates and posts, RSS integration, custom dashboards, and more. There are apps for iPhone/ iPad, BlackBerry, and Android, and there are browser extentions for Firefox and Google Chrome. HootSuite also has a blog.
Does it seem like everyday there’s a new scam on Facebook that all your friends are falling for? Does it seem like the scams keep getting more believable and harder spot? ScamSniper.blogspot.com is a blog that keeps you up to date and helps you avoid all the latest Facebook scams, hoaxes and spam. According to Scam Sniper:
As we all have noticed scams spread on facebook and the Internet 1000 times faster then this type of helpful info ever will. Scammers know this and use it, exploiting the fact that most people blindly click and follow what they believe their friends and loved ones have followed… Although we may never fully rid ourselves of these scams, other malicious content and scam artist, we can slow them down and keep them in check… Scam Sniper is here to help you avoid Facebook scams, hoaxes and other internet pitfalls. The mission is simple: Keep relevant scam, spam and other internet safety related information updated and sent to you, in effort to keep you and your friends safer.
If you’ve stumble across any scams, spam, hoaxes, or other Facebook nastiness that hasn’t yet been reported, you can help out by sending it in. You can also get scam warnings sent directly to your Facebook news feed simply by liking Scam Sniper’s Facebook page.
Are you on Facebook? Does it seem like as soon as you get things figured out they go and change something? Are changes on Facebook happening faster than you can keep up with? AllFacebook.com is an unofficial blog about Facebook that keeps you up to date with all the latest Facebook news. According to All Facebook:
AllFacebook.com is the online guide for everything related to Facebook. We provide everything from tips to how-tos, and the latest news for Facebook users as well as brands, marketers, and anybody else looking to take advantage of Facebook… The purpose of the blog is to cover all issues pertaining to Facebook including new applications, general news, and analysis about the future of Facebook. It is an exciting time in the world of social media and social networking and it is our job to cover all of it in relation to Facebook.
Not surprisingly All Facebook has a Facebook page so you can keep up with all the latest without leaving Facebook.
Are you tired of having to invite all your friends and jump through other hoops to see content on Facebook fan pages? BypassFanPages.com is a website that posts all the best content from Facebook fan pages all in one place with no hoops to jump through. According to Bypass Facebook Fan Pages:
We are a completely free website dedicated to getting all the hidden content from all those annoying Facebook Fan Pages that make you do surveys and invite all your friends before you can see the image or video or whatever. It is just too much, so we get your suggestions of pages, and we get that information for you and post it up on our website free for all to see. So come visit our website and stop giving in to all those Fan Pages that just look so good and funny, but ask for way too much.
Top Pages categories include: Cool, Fail, Funny, Gross, Stupid, Sad, and WTF. Other categories include: Affiliate Links, Hidden Images, Hidden Videos, Hidden Webpages, Hoax, Lists, Non English, Other, Puzzle/Riddle, Redirects, Site Posts, Text, and Webpages. Bypass Facebook Fan Pages has an extension for Firefox and Google Chrome. You can submit fan pages not already covered. There is tab labeled “Don’t Click Here,” they are serious about that.
Are you a member of multiple social networking sites such as Twitter, Facebook, and MySpace? Do you hate having to log in and visit each site separately everyday, and having to make the same post more then once? Power.com is a website that integrates messages, news feeds, and other features of multiple social networking sites, and displays them all in one place. According to Power.com:
Ever wanted to see your Orkut, Twitter, Facebook, HI5, LinkedIn, and MySpace messages all in one place? Or browse Orkut, chat with your MSN friends, and send messages to everyone at once without leaving the page? Now you can with Power.com. Use Power.com and take full advantage of everything these sites have to offer you… Power.com is a technology platform that integrates social sites and creates a common environment to connect users, communities and content in order to facilitate communication, browsing, and interactivity, as well as provide an enhanced user experience. Power.com is compatible with the following social sites: Orkut, Twitter, MySpace, Hi5, LinkedIn, Facebook, Flogão, and VoteMe.