It’s the heart of Facebook, the place where you can find other users on the site. After searching through a couple of pages of people who’d graduated from high school with me, I got back in touch with a friend I hadn’t talked to in 20 years. That alone was worth all the time I’ve wasted on the site (which is, unfortunately, a lot). And Friend Finder is a dandy networking tool as well.
While there are plenty of Facebook games that, quite frankly, my adult mind just doesn’t get — I have no desire to pass a virtual hot potato around— I’m completely enamored of Scrabulous, an online version of Scrabble. It’s a great way to challenge myself while I take mini-breaks from work. At the moment, I have 10 games going. Pathetic? Sure. But it’s better than just obsessively checking my e-mail inbox whenever I want to procrastinate.
I’m always on the hunt for a great new book, and this app lets me check out what my friends are reading and find out what they think of those books. Likewise, I can pass along the titles of my favorite reads.
CITIES I’VE VISITED
This one’s especially for road warriors and anybody who wants to show off their well-traveled life. Instead of sticking pins into a map on your wall, stick virtual pins into this online map and show off all the places you’ve visited. The one who has the most pins wins — and is the envy of everybody who knows him or her.
I snap pics wherever I go. While it’s been a while — okay, never — sinceI last invited friends over for a slideshow of my travels, I now dazzle them daily with a new photo from my collection.