For those of you who are still not cool enough to have moved on to the next big thing – read, some people indeed think they are too cool for facebook –  here are three apps that I have been playing with as of late.   Productivity rating about -3.  Since about 40% of all my communication happens via FB, I have to have some fun and I just don’t fit into that "too cool" category contrary to one of my buttons in #3.

NUMBER 1 // BLOG NETWORKS
I was just invited to join the blog networks for The Fettered Heart and Jake Bouma.  This is basically a FB reader/blogroll that tracks some of your favorite blogs.  While I am fully committed to my relationship with Google Reader, this may provide some productive distraction.

NUMBER 2 // DEADLINE
For those that think people who hang out on FB are just a bunch of geeks oblivious to the happenings of the outside world, be it politics and/or pop culture, bring it on!  Deadline is a trivia game that basically checks to see if you are keeping up with world events.  Be careful with this one, it can be addictive.  And if you hover around 50% correct, just remember that baseball players and Shaq would die to get a hit or sink a free throw at that clip.

NUMBER 3 // PIECES OF FLAIR
This is an app where you can send people buttons for their board.  You can also create new ones, choose which ones actually go on the board and then spend countless hours arranging them 😉  I wonder what you can tell about a person by what flair he/she chooses to add to their board and how they are arranged.  My fav right now is, "Presbyterians say ‘Amen’ by taking notes".  That’s not nice.  And yes, Speed Racer, Christina Aguilar and Jesus are all on my board.  Deal.

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