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Is it time to unfriend some Facebook friends?

facebook profileFacebook for me has become as cluttered as my desk drawer, packed with things I don’t use,  need to find, or just need to clean out.  On Facebook, I have friends I don’t know, have no idea of the context of the relationship, and have probably never interacted with; apps I haven’t used in over a year; and many “fan” pages I liked but can’t remember why.  Whatever your reason, you may want to unfriend some folks.

Cleaning house in Facebook is not as easy as it used to be.  There is no mass unfriending or unliking.  It’s a rather tedious process to go through almost 3000 friends, but here is the easiest way I found to cull the herd (scroll down for a short screencast): Continue reading

What impact will the Facebook unfriend finder app have on our FB relationships?

unfriend finderIt started as a phishing scam or other malware, at least for me, when I was offered an app to let me see who had unfriended me on Facebook.  The solicitations looked scammy, and I ignored them.  I found out the other day that there IS a Facebook Unfriend Finder app.  The app’s page  has about 10,500 Likes, and from my testing, the app does what it says – lets you know when someone unfriends you (it also advises you when one of your friends closes his/her FB account).  Could this little app change the way we  use Facebook?

Enter the therapist

How does it make you feel when someone unfriends you on Facebook?  If it’s someone you hardly know or don’t know, your response is probably meh.  But what if it’s a close business associate, or long time real life friend?  What feelings, what pain, what anger wells up at the thought of someone you love, or someone you have been quietly stalking on Facebook, suddenly turning off that friendship?

Don’t murder me, I beg of you, dont murder me. Please, dont murder me.~Grateful Dead

We probably all have a few weirdos, trolls and stalkers on our friends list.  I know that from now on I will carefully consider the implications of  the Unfriend Finder app  before making the decision to unfriend.    I will assume that everyone is using the app.  I may come face to face with them be  confronted.   At a meeting the other day I sat across the table from someone who had unfriended me that morning.  Our relationship had changed.  It impacted the meeting, and he probably never realized it.  We are seeing more and more  stories of violence and murder over Facebook relationships.  Facebook relationships are being cited in criminal and civil (i.e. divorce) cases.

Do you use the app?  If you didn’t know it was there, will you look it up and installed?  How will you handle being unfriended?  Your comments are welcomed!

Commercial Appeal introduces garage sale finder app

Time to make some more space in your house and buy a bigger pick up truck or more ropes for your car roof and trunk.  The CA’s new, unique iPhone app will keep you from missing any great garage sales.  Complete with maps, search and customization options.

Here’s the press release.  Check it out:    (No word yet on the Android version)

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

March 2, 2010

CONTACT:

Eric Janssen, 901.529-2480

Vice President Digital Media
CA Media

janssen@commercialappeal.com

CA Media/The Commercial Appeal launches

Garage Sale iPhone Application

Memphis, Tenn. – CA Media/The Commercial Appeal announces the release of its Garage Sale Finder application which gives Mid-South bargain hunters a simple, fast way to find all the best yard and garage sales in the greater Memphis area using their iPhone or iPod touch.

The Garage Sale Finder application for iPhone enables users to quickly and easily access garage sales listings from The Commercial Appeal, including descriptions of items to be sold.

Features of the Garage Sale Finder app include:

Map functionality – Users can map an itinerary to garage sales that interest them.

Search functionality – Users can search through the latest garage sales in the Memphis area as the listings are placed. For instance, if a garage sale ad is placed on Tuesday for a sale that occurs the following weekend, users of the app are notified within a couple of hours in order to start plotting their itinerary for the weekend sales.

Customization options – Users can generate a list of sales that match their criteria such as antiques, vintage clothing, toys, vinyl records and more.

The Garage Sale Finder app is available for free and can be downloaded from the iTunes App Store.

“This new app is a great way for on-the-go bargain hunters to locate garage sales and find the deals they’re after,” said Eric Janssen, VP Digital Media for The Commercial Appeal.

According to Omniture, CommercialAppeal.com had over 1.5 million unique visitors in January 2010 and is the No. 1 news web site in the Mid-South.

The Garage Sale Finder app was developed exclusively for CA Media by Resolute Games Corporation, a Memphis firm.

The Garage Sale Finder app can be downloaded from http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/commercial-appeal-garage-sales/id347823710?mt=8

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