Facebook is utterly glorious.

Posted by | May 25, 2007 | Uncategorized | 7 Comments

I’ve never been a big fan of social networking websites. They all seem geared too much to one particular field (LinkedIn for business, Flickr for photos etc). Facebook on the other hand really rocks my boat. I don’t know what it is – maybe that it’s like FriendsReunited on steroids – I’ve found so many old school and college friends on there, and even some long lost family relatives. Maybe it’s because it’s so easy to tell everyone what you’re doing, and therefore easy to find out what everyone else is doing. Maybe it’s because it’s not owned by a big monstrous company (yet). Maybe it’s because anything it’s missing is made up for by the 3rd party applications that are built around it – you can import your Flickr photos (and sync them), you can show the photos and status on your website (there’s a load of the other best extensions here). The site was offered $1 billion to be bought out last year, but they said no – and since then have grown and grown, the clever beggars. Whatever the pull is, I’m there with bells on. Try it, gwan gwan.

7 Comments

  • “…you can import your Flickr photos (and sync them)…”

    Do you mean export or import? There is a widget that lets you expor all your facebook photos into flickr, but so far the only flickr to Facebook tools I’ve seen only allow for one item at a time. Even with the announcement of the Facebook Platform today, I have yet to find any tools are importing groups of photos from Flickr. The second it exists, I’ll be ontop of it though.

    -Jeremy Blanchard
    http://eyermonkey.com

  • Wibbler says:

    Jeremy – Yep, you can import Flickr to Facebook!

    http://www.mononexo.com/flickurbook/

    You can also sync them via RSS:

    http://www.feedmyface.net/

  • Mononexo doesn’t allow for high resolution pictures and feed my face only allows you to do things that have RSS feeds. As far as I can tell, that doesn’t allow for certain sets.

  • Sorry. I take that back. The real problem is that I wanted to sync 60 photos from a flickr set into a Facebook album and feedmeface only recognized 10 or so of them. Plus it is annoying to have to tag all of the photos with ‘facebook:album=album_name’. I think new flickr->Facebook tools should be coming soon though.

  • animoller says:

    I really want to be able to import sets from Flickr to Facebook. I wish!

  • Wibbler says:

    animoller – you can with flickurbook, but it’s a little flaky…

  • I am writing a a facebook app that will let you import from Flickr to Facebook. Should be done in a day or two!

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