Facebook Desktop

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Are you addicted to Facebook? I’m willing to bet a large portion of our community are Facebook fans, and hopefully fans of my page! Heck, you may even be watching this video right from Facebook, instead of on YouTube. Whether you’re a casual user of the popular social networking site, or someone who spends all of their time there, there’s a new desktop application you may just be interested in.

I’ve tried several different methods of accessing the site. I’ve logged in directly from my browser. I’ve played around with TweetDeck. But this little number is by far the best Facebook application I’ve come across! It’s not made by Facebook, no. However, it’s just… REALLY good.

This Facebook application comes to you – for free! – from Microsoft, and runs with Silverlight. Silverlight is cross-platform. If you’re not using it yet, you’re going to want to… even if only to experience this! The Silverlight Client for Facebook is in Beta form right now, and is available for developer preview.

Enjoy the photos, feeds, events, friends’ walls, and inbox mail from your Facebook account in an appealing and user-friendly environment. It really is breathtaking, and makes Facebook visually compelling. It makes me actually want to USE Facebook more often!

I can do everything with this client that I can on the actual website. It’s an extremely visual experience. I just cannot put into words how gorgeous this application is. I have to hand it to the folks in Redmond. They absolutely got it right this time!

You can even change your view. Instead of a traditional long list, you can have a grid view, which makes it easier to sort through everything. I’ve tried this both on Windows and OS X, and I am happy with the way it runs on both operating systems.

Download it. Try it. You’re going to fall in love with it.

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