Facebook application growth
Silicon.com has an interesting article describing the rate of growth of Facebook applications - this month's big must-have I guess. I'd build one myself if I could think of anything useful to build!
In discussion on Brian Kelly's blog I tried (unsuccessfully) to argue that we need to be careful to develop applications that fit with the fb mindset (which broadly speaking is "all about me") and not try to turn it into YAP (yet another portal) just because we are desperate to put our applications (e.g. search the library catalogue) in front of people's eyeballs.
I don't want my fb page covered in hundreds of search applications thank you very much.
But I (reluctantly) concede that others might - and if so, who am I to discourage them :-). I do think that libraries have a role in supporting and encouraging the "this is what I've been reading recently" type of fb application.
One of the most powerful aspects of fb is that the Facebook Platform allows it to go where its users want it to go. People will vote with their feet so to speak.