Two weeks ago I wrote an article about how Facebook was degrading due to all of the spam and junk filling up its pages in the form of useless applications. The sort of crap that the MySpace crowd love to use.
After writing that I received an email from a Facebook app developer:
I noticed that you wrote an article about Facebook and its rather “elite” origin. While it appears that you are still interested in Facebook and use it on a daily basis, I was wondering if you would write something up about our instant messaging Facebook application?
Imo.im has added yet another feature to Facebook. The imo.im instant messenger application allows Facebook users to instant message and video chat with friends on Facebook, AIM, Google Talk, MSN, and Yahoo. This application also enables the Facebook user to sign into multiple accounts. By clicking the “Link Accounts” button, on future visits imo.im will automatically sign you into all of your accounts.
You can find the Facebook application here: http://www.facebook.com/apps/application.php?id=2562493844
Let us know if you have any questions or feedback at email@example.com.
Now, is it just me or has Ashley completely missed the point? Not only will I not be writing about his app or using it, I implore anyone and everyone to leave junk like this alone. Facebook is already full of enough garbage without more of this dross being added.
When I say no more to Facebook apps, that is NOT a public invite for developers to solicit reviews from me.