Remember the old days when you didn't get 15 application invites a day from Facebook friends?
Oh how peaceful Facebook was back then. Now I can't log on without someone inviting me to find out what kind of fruit best fits my personality, or to feed someone's virtual fish, or to become a zombie/vampire/slayer/pirate/Oregon Trail pioneer.
The worst I've seen lately is "Puff Puff Pass" -- someone invited me to add an application that encourages virtual marijuana usage. What? Uggh!
So I ask, please, stop the pointless application invites unless it is an application you think someone would really like. And as a matter of Facebook etiquette, DON'T send application invites to every single person on your friend's list. If you send 5 requests each day to all your friends, it is just like sending spam e-mails. It gets old.
But maybe it's just me. According to a comScore report that measures the usage of widgets, it reported that more than 20 million Facebook users (that's 61 percent of the site's U.S. audience) have engaged with an application in November.
The application named "Top Friends" by Slide -- which lets you highlight friends much like MySpace does -- was the top ranked application during November, with more than 6.2 million engaged viewers, followed by "Movies" by Flixter with 5.2 million and "SuperPoke!" by Slide with 3.6 million.
Next in line was Compare People, iLike, Super Wall, Likeness, Quizzes, FunWall and Graffiti.
But even though I don't like the barrage of invites, I do accept a few and get addicted to some of them. The other day I found myself getting lost for hours in the Movies application. Sigh. Guess there's no escaping it. My Facebook life has become one where people throw virtual sheep at me and co-workers challenge me to Disney movie quizzes. (Which by the way, I scored 100%. Take that!)