Despite my previous claim to never add an external app to my Facebook profile, I’ve gone and broken my own word. Last week, I added the Translink Next Bus third-party application. This app allows you to view the next six buses arriving at any bus stop for any route. Of course, this app doesn’t do half the crap you can do in Super Poke but oh well.
It’s the most useful app I’ve seen on Facebook. Rather than have to enter my transit info on the Translink site every single time, I just have to look at my FB profile to get the next few bus times. It does, however, open up some interesting privacy issues. I’m pretty sure that everyone that visits my profile can see my Translink app which lists the location of the bus stops I use to go and come back from work. Isn’t that stalkers dream? The location and the time of when a stalkee is scheduled to leave home and work!
I still think this is an isolated case of app adding. There will continue to be no app adding in a willie-nillie fashion.