Everyone knows that most Facebook apps are time-wasters, at best. But here’s statistical proof from FlowingData: A breakdown of the service’s 23,160 applications, via Facebook’s self-selected categories.
We keep hearing promises that there are developers, somewhere, working on genuinely useful apps for the site, but even if they never materialise, that’s not a catastrophe for Facebook (or app-factories like Slide and RockYou). The real problem: Figuring out how to charge advertisers more than pocket change for the opportunity to place their message on the mini-programs.
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