Facebook Screensaver lets you virtually “people watch” friends…

I might have a problem with Facebook, but after talking to undergrads on how they used it (was a guest speaker last week), I started to have a clearer sense of our universe of social networks.

I’ve recently arrived at this…
Explicit social networks (e.g. Facebook) are like Open-ended virtual worlds (e.g. Second Life)
Niche social networks (e.g. Flickr) are like Goal-driven MMORPG (e.g. World of Warcraft)

Anyway, since we no longer have that omniscient lifestream-like Facebook news feed (actually we still do, just without timestamp), this is perhaps the next best thing.

This Facebook Screensaver essentially lets you virtually “people watch” your friends, by automatically downloading photos from your network of friends and displaying them as an animated slideshow. After logging in through the screensaver, you’ll be able to choose which friends you’d like to see, filter by gender and relationship status, and more.

You can check out Doomlaser’s Facebook Screensaver here…

4 thoughts on “Facebook Screensaver lets you virtually “people watch” friends…

  1. @Brian: Perhaps the same level of stalking when the Facebook time-stamped news feed turned users off. I didn’t mind it so much… after all I know that what I share online is always going to be public. I guess its when people don’t connect the dots that they get shocked by such revelations. ­čÖé

  2. It is once someone connects the dots on the fact their dots can be connected that they do question how they post their lives online. Powerful yes. So powerful its scary no questions asked.

  3. I think its better for lovers or husbands and wives or parents, who are away from their dear ones and want to be near them. I wonder what Facebook will come up with next? Virtual sounds of your family and friends?

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