It was in Indonesia three years ago that Helani Galpaya first noticed the anomaly. Indonesians surveyed by Galpaya told her that they didn’t use the internet. But in focus groups, they would talk enthusiastically about how much time they spent on Facebook. Galpaya, a researcher (and now CEO) with LIRNEasia, a think tank, called Rohan Samarajiva, her boss at the time, to tell him what she had discovered. “It seemed that in their minds, the Internet did not exist; only Facebook,” he concluded.
It’s part of a continuing effort by Facebook to make the News Feed central to our existence. “The dream is to get to this world where people feel that Facebook is an instrumental, useful, important part of their lives,” says the company’s chief product officer, Chris Cox. “That’s the golden thing.”
In one corner we have a computer armed with a list of things you “Liked” on Facebook. In the other, your friends, family, and coworkers, relying on an analog trove of memories and the raw strength of their own judgment. Who’s sketch of your personality is more likely to match your own?
Remember those embarassing pages you liked on Facebook as back when it was first starting? When it was known as “Becoming a Fan” of a page? Some of us that were bored teenagers (such as myself), when in a liking spree for these pages, accumulating a lot of embarrassing (and dumb), likes in the process. This app merely allows you to see all of your Facebook Pages liked (oldest) first and allowing you to scroll through and unlike those that you do not wish to show up on your profile anymore. Don’t worry, we don’t store any personal data from your Facebook account, we just need to you to connect using it so we can find your pages that you need to unlike. Enjoy and share this with your friends!