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FacebookFace… book… Facebook Facebook… Face… book… I just join Facebook over a month ago and i am somehow addicted to it. Is Facebook another typical social networking community? Well… it used to be.

i’ve been getting invites from friends long time ago but i’ve never look into it because i thought … “Ohh.. just another Myspace, Friendster … Most likely i will not be logging into it after i register…”
So i never bother to create an account.

Joining the addictive Facebook

However, recently many of my friends join Facebook and keep telling me that it is fun. With peer influence, i decided to register and just take a peep. Within a few days, i’ve found most of my friends who are in myspace friendster also in facebook! This is crazy. I begin to update my profile and look around… then i was being superpoked, being bitten by vampire, getting gifts, got a fluff pet, confirmed friends details, being nominated for Superlatives, being challenged to a race, got a Ford Mustang, compare movie reviews and ratings, threw some turkeys and sheeps, received virtual iphone, got some growing gifts, received superwall posts…

Now i know why my friends said fun and addictive. Facebook is not just another social networking community to customize your profile, upload photos, join some fan groups and check out friends updates. Facebook is more than that! It integrates fun into your social network. Now you get to play games with your friends, compare score within your friends along with all other features of other social networking community.

Why did facebook suddenly take off so quickly?

Although Facebook’s logo looks simple and plain… but Facebook is not simple at all. The reason why it is becoming successful is due to it opening its development platform to 3rd party application developers. Facebook lets other content providers to integrate innovative applications easily to entertain facebook members. In my opinion, this is the Best Feature of facebook which makes it stands out among the rest.

Google is coming out with OpenSocial to try to fight facebook. I dont think this is going to defeat facebook yet unless Google is planning something else. Before that happens, with many high profile investors (such as Microsoft and Hong Kong billionaire Li Ka-shing) pumping funds into Facebook, i think facebook is going to catch up myspace at a fast speed.

Tap Into Facebook Social Networking Power

If you havent join facebook yet, register an account and check it out. If you are running an entertainment-related site, it is time to tap into facebook’s huge social community by developing a facebook app related to your site, creating awareness and branding of your site.

Eg. Freewebs.com develops Warbook, Streetrace, …
Flixster.com develops Movies app.
Rockyou.com develops Super Wall, …

If you are just a developer, you may want to start developing application in facebook platform. With the huge community, there is definitely someone out there going to use your application or play your game. For a developer, the beauty of concentrating your efforts in developing a facebook application rather than a brand new site is… if your application is interesting, it spreads virally like wildfire without the need of tough expensive traditional methods of promoting and advertising of your ‘new site’. When that happens, you can extend to a standalone website with more features.

Facebook Marketplace

Previously facebook developers are having problems monetizing their facebook apps. The following is a list of advertising networks focus and specialize to monetize facebook apps.

Cubics
SocialMedia
Federated Media
Lookery

Both RockYou and VideoEgg develop facebook applications initially and launch their own facebook ad publishing network.

There is also a facebook marketplace for those who wants to be part of the facebook application craze. Buy/sell facebook apps, hire facebook app developers. Recently there are also some facebook applications selling in digitalpoint and sitepoint forums.

Facebook Songs

Before i end, i found some nice facebook videos in youtube and want to share them with you :)

 

5 other facebook songs that i think is good.

Facebook Song by Rhett and Link

The Official Cambridge Facebook Song

The Superpoke Facebook Song

Facebook Song by Vince and Ben

Facebook Song by Malcolm and Dennis


Category: Ad Network , Internet Marketing , Reviews , Video Posts , Website Development
Article posted by: Neon on December 11th, 2007



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Comment by ArahMan7
Dec 12 2007 at 11:09 am

Like you, I’ve never taken seriously about Facebook. I’ve registeredwith Facebook since December, last year. And for the whole year, I’m just a member by name only.

Then, while dropping card via Entrecard, I came across a fellow Entrecard member’s blog who has been making lots of money with Facebook. And I’ve learned a lot about Facebook after subscribing to Lara Saad’s feeds.

Like you again, I’m beginning to like it.

Greetings and lotta loves from Malaysia.

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Comment by Satya Narayan
Dec 13 2007 at 4:37 am

Google might be launching soon all those things in Orkut.com but main focus will be Indian & Brazillian advertisers, firms because Orkut has great members there. Also Facebook & MySpace are best 2 social sites for webmasters. facebook will have an edge by these apps. I never joined facebook b’coz just ignored it’s prowess Now I’m joining…

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Comment by Bathroom Hero
Dec 14 2007 at 10:03 am

Facebook is nice because they don’t bombard you have advertising, at least not yet.

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Comment by Mike Huang
Dec 16 2007 at 9:27 pm

If I was able to sign up for facebook when they first came out, I would probably be using it as much as Myspace now. The only reason why I don’t use it is because they didn’t allow sign-ups with non-.edu e-mails…:(

-Mike

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Comment by joshuaun
Dec 20 2007 at 3:52 am

most i love in this site is facebook song.FU-YOH!!!
facebook song in acapella!!!!

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Comment by Neon
Dec 21 2007 at 4:50 pm

i love that facebook a cappella song too 😀
I first found the Facebook Song by Rhett and Link in youtube, then the a cappella, then the rest.

 
 
Comment by Thomas Sinfield
Dec 25 2007 at 11:20 pm

I decided not to get a facebook. all my friends changed from myspace to facebook i made the choice not to because I didnt want another website to get addicted too.

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Comment by George
Jan 08 2008 at 4:28 pm

I dont like this face book but the song… I like it :)

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Comment by Verniel Cutar
Feb 02 2008 at 4:05 am

I love facebook but I got booted out of there because I wrongly posted an advertisement in the ‘Organize Event’ section. Hmmm. :-)

Best regards,
Verniel Cutar

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Comment by Verniel Cutar
Feb 02 2008 at 4:06 am

Facebook is cool.

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Comment by Geor
Feb 02 2008 at 2:13 pm

Hello, I am from Bulgaria and I really like your blog and this article is very interesting!

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Comment by Dwayne
Feb 02 2008 at 9:21 pm

Hard to find time for each of these new social sites. I just got started with Squidoo and I’m hoping to make that worth wild.

Is Facebook really worth putting the effort in from a business standpoint (additional Exposure) or is it just for fun?

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Comment by EarnBlogger
Feb 04 2008 at 3:01 am

FaceBook is cool. I like it. I use it to cennect with my freinds. Thanks.

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Comment by pokeu
Feb 05 2008 at 8:47 am

Face book is cool but songs for facebook is sort of crazy

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Comment by Taylor Blue
Feb 24 2008 at 11:19 am

I love Facebook…I love looking at everyone’s pictures. And seeing what everyone in highschool looks like now. It alot of fun..

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Comment by The Sleepy Surfer
Feb 26 2008 at 8:38 am

I still dont have a facebook account yet. After reading this post its kinda motivates me to get one. But still, I dont know when will I take action 😛

If I get an account, I’ll refer this post as reference :)

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Comment by Mayank Rocks
Mar 02 2008 at 5:03 am

Facebook is great!

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Comment by Technology Slice
Mar 12 2008 at 6:57 am

Facebook is the new MySpace. Most people I know are starting to use it.

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Comment by KG Lew
Apr 08 2008 at 2:16 am

A lot of people who have used facebook to market their products/services have done great , but now the idea is dying down or over-saturated and it isn’t producing as much good results.

but yeah. I love facebook.

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Comment by Sagem
Apr 09 2008 at 11:39 am

How did the Facebook kid make so much from the site?

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Comment by Zero and Up
Apr 11 2008 at 9:53 pm

It’s been a while since this site has been updated – is it still running?

Anyways, Facebook was fairly addicting to me at first, but after a while the effect wore off.

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Comment by Alli Weight Loss
Apr 21 2008 at 10:04 am

Yeah, I’m sorry to see this sight go dormant. It was an interesting concept.

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Comment by Sue
Apr 23 2008 at 10:08 am

Everyone is talking about facebook. Is it really that great? There are so many more cool social sites out there.

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Comment by Deca
Jul 02 2008 at 10:16 pm

I’ve never used facebook.com 😀

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Comment by Casey
Jul 07 2008 at 11:24 pm

I never used it too. But what I heard from my friends is they really enjoy this social networking.

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Comment by impNERD
Sep 30 2008 at 11:08 am

Facebook didn’t suddenly take off because of 3rd party apps or anything. It took off because they opened their system up to non-college students.

It has been around for quite sometime, but in order to join you had to have a known colleges email address. Once they lifted that, others could join. Soon after, they opened it up internationally.

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Comment by kelly
Dec 23 2008 at 9:39 pm

Good Facebook songs and URLs! I am on Facebook too although I have better success with Twitter.com/qutequte (that’s my profile)! MERRY CHRISTMAS!

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Comment by james
May 13 2009 at 6:17 am

good work

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Comment by Technology Slice
Jun 01 2009 at 6:38 am

The facebook craze is still going. I’m surprised people aren’t bored with it yet.

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Jun 20 2009 at 2:33 pm

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Comment by Word
Jul 27 2009 at 9:22 am

There are more and more application being developed for Facebook. It is just amazing. But I love that video :)

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Comment by Paid Survey
Jul 27 2009 at 9:31 am

People are jumping into this social network thing. I dun rem having a friend that do not have some social network account.

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Comment by Max
Jul 27 2009 at 9:57 am

How could you not have a Facebook account? :) Anyhow, am sure you will create one some day! :)

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Comment by The Sleepy Surfer
Jul 27 2009 at 10:20 am

Wow, this post is popular lately,

Just an update. I created my very own facebook account already :)

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Comment by Pools
Sep 05 2009 at 3:16 pm

Hi, Whats the next new craze on internet after facebook, myspace..? what you say?

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Comment by mothers day flowers
Sep 10 2009 at 10:31 am

I really need to know how many ways there are too join a group and how you actually do it. Its important because a friend of mine has a disciplinary at work tomorrow with regards to stuff that has been put on facebook. All help is much appreciated. Many thanks in advance.

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Comment by mothers day flowers
Sep 10 2009 at 10:32 am

Schools also have every right to control internet access to their computers. Attempting to bypass rightful blocks will result in you loosing ALL computer access.

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Sep 17 2009 at 4:20 am

I have facebook but not really addicted with it. The video is cool, i like the facebook song.

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Comment by Nicolas
Sep 21 2009 at 9:23 pm

I find Facebook much interesting in comparison to other social networking sites. I’ve read one post in my friend’s wall that facebook makes him sane again after lots of work at school. LOL However, there are some problems with FB right now.

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Comment by Jon McDowell
Oct 11 2009 at 11:15 am

FB has already increased their applications and continuously increasing. From time to time, you’ll see so many upgrades in their application. The only problem here, they are experiencing lots of technical problems with these applications.

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Comment by Chris
Oct 31 2009 at 1:20 pm

I wonder why this blog has been inactive for so long? It has a lot of helpful things and the article about increasing blog traffic is fantastic. The author should have kept it going. It looks like it still gets a decent amount of traffic.

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Comment by Arleen Anderson
Nov 07 2009 at 10:00 am

As of now, Facebook leads the social networking world. Different useful applications are their key to their success.

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Comment by Jack Courtney
Nov 30 2009 at 9:00 am

I found myself addicted with FB applications, most especially the games. The good thing about Facebook is that I can relax while knowing quick updates about my friends. For me, FB is the best social networking site as of now.

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