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Facebook Week Update

This week is Facebook Week on Read/WriteWeb. Here we’ll re-cap the week so far and see what else is happening on other blogs.

Firstly the Read/WriteWeb Facebook Group already has over 400 members, after just a few days. It’s open to anyone and you can join here. We’re currently looking at what apps to implement to make the group compelling – if you have any suggestions, please comment here or on the group’s ‘wall’.

Top Facebook Apps

The highlight of Facebook Week has been Josh Catone’s Top 10 posts. With nearly 1800 apps, the platform has been a runaway success for Facebook, and the most popular ten applications reach over 46 million users. Josh has picked his favorite 50 apps, across 5 categories. He’s doing one Top 10 every day. Here are his posts so far:

Top 10 Facebook Apps: Work – can Facebook be used as an online office? You can but try, using these ten apps!

Top 10 Facebook Apps: Play – proving that he’s a dedicated reviewer, Josh told me this morning on IM that he’s been playing a game of facebook scrabble for 3 days now! What else can you play on Facebook? Check this post to find out 🙂

Top 10 Facebook Apps: Media – today’s list showcases apps that let users watch, display, look at, and remix video, audio, and photo content.

Facebook Analysis

Earlier this week I looked at how open Facebook is, really. Good comments to this post, including one from Omar Ismail who rightly asks: “is it possible to get data OUT of Facebook using REST APIs? If so, then I’d say that is quite open.” Another commenter, William, answered that as follows:

“The Data and content that members own cannot be easily exported out, or used with many other existing internet applications. The flow of data and information is one way. The Open platform is in fact open for developers, but closed to the rest of the internet.”

There’s a lot of great Facebook analysis going on elsewhere too. Robert Scoble has a post entitled Why Microsoft doesn‚Äôt deserve Facebook. Dave McClure is possibly the most obsessed Facebook geek currently! He has loads of FB posts on his blog. Not forgetting the excellent Inside facebook, a blog devoted full-time to this topic.

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