Back in July I discussed the idea of a golden application on Facebook. Just today, Kara Swisher posted a similar thought. Kara, who appears to spend a fair amount of time on Facebook herself, supports Chris Anderson who says that most Facebook applications are crap. I couldn’t agree more. There are good ones though and while attending the Graphing Social Patterns conference in San Jose, California I have had the opportunity to see a few of them.
The question remains: are there going to be highly useful applications or will they all be for fun? There are many naysayers and I’m beginning to wonder myself.