While other public and private organizations and corporations are analyzing, examining, testing and ignoring, the Edmonton Public Library soft-launched its Facebook application today.
As it says on the application teaser, it’s a very LIMITED version of the wonderful world of the Edmonton Public Library.
Currently you can:
- check out your account status, including holds
- ask question of library staff
- search the EPL catalogue
- find out what’s new at your local branch
- check out coming events and programs
- get local branch hours
Pretty thorough if you ask me. I wonder what the full version will have.
*** UPDATE Aug 23/07 ***
TD seems to really be going after the college crowd, so the Facebook app is a great play. They also have a “Money Lounge” (essentially a Facebook group). It’s really hard to tell who owns it; you rely on TD employees to disclose their biases.
And on Telus:
It’s a fishbowl where you can add your top 5 (or 8 if you’re a student) friends. It complements Telus’ current 5 friends campaign with their mobile product.