Facebook app overload

By Steve Outing

I’m definitely hooked on Facebook, and I think that when the company opened up to third-party applications, that was a brilliant move. But the applications thing does get to be annoying.

Today, a Facebook friend sent me some “Good Karma.” Hey, that’s nice. But, in order to “receive” it, I have to add the Good Karma application to my Facebook profile.

Since I already have 47 applications installed (though not all of them are visible on my Facebook profile), I declined my Good Karma. I’m definitely suffering from application overload, since new and cool ones keep coming out — and I keep trying them out. I periodically go through a winnowing process to keep my Facebook page at least someone under control.

Have we already reached a point where it’s nearly impossible for any application to succeed in capturing a large audience because there’s so much competition?

Author: Steve Outing Steve Outing is a Boulder, Colorado-based media futurist, digital-news innovator, consultant, journalist, and educator. ... Need assistance with media-company future strategy? Get in touch with Steve!