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…