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40 Facebook Innovations

From Luke Worrall's Viral Status Change to Facebook Dipping

— November 20, 2008 — Tech
Facebook has quite literally changed the world; its popularity was thrust into the stratosphere this week when tabloid magazines reported Luke Worrall revealed his engagement to Kelly Osbourne using the infamous social networking site’s relationship status change feature.

Facebook wasn’t always the household name it is today. In the early to mid-2000s, Facebook was first restricted just to Harvard students, and then only Ivy League students. Back then, it was known as The Facebook, with its corresponding URL. While Luke Worrall was still in grade school, students broke up-to-the-minute news like internships, breakups, new relationships, and scandalous new hook-ups (It’s Complicated, anyone?) via the social networking site.

It’s hard to believe just how far Facebook has come, especially considering some of the innovations below. The INQ1 Facebook phone, for example, caters to the Facebook-using public. Will Luke Worrall use the INQ1 to change his status to ‘Married’ once he and Kelly Osbourne tie the knot?

Facebook has revolutionized the social scene, with users all over the world participating in impromptu pool parties, beauty analyzers, blood donation, and activism. Let’s hope Luke Worrall uses his Facebook powers for good.
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Popularity
Activity
Freshness
39
Facebook Passes MySpace
Facebook Passes MySpace
Like Blu Ray vs HD DVD, Except We Care
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38
Facebook Against Teen Dieting
Facebook Against Teen Dieting
Pink Patch Ads Pulled
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37
Movies About Social Networking
Movies About Social Networking
The Facebook Movie from Aaron Sorkin
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36
Facebook Blood Donors
Facebook Blood Donors
Takes All Types
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35
Social Networking Mobiles
Social Networking Mobiles
The INQ1 Facebook Phone
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34
Social BBQ Organizers
Social BBQ Organizers
Seasonal Facebook Applications
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33
No More Scrabble on Facebook
No More Scrabble on Facebook
Scrabulous Game Banned?
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32
How to Ensure Your Facebook Account Doesn't Get Disabled
How to Ensure Your Facebook Account Doesn't Get Disabled
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31
$73,000 Facebook Profiles
$73,000 Facebook Profiles
Man Auctions Off His Social Network Identity
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30
Facebook Gets A Facelift
Facebook Gets A Facelift
New Facebook Sneak Peak
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29
Facebook Goes Green
Facebook Goes Green
Greenbook Application
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28
Facebook Responding to Concerns
Facebook Responding to Concerns
New Page Designs Rolling Out
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27
Be Santa on Facebook This Christmas
Be Santa on Facebook This Christmas
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26
Witty Spoofs about Facebook
Witty Spoofs about Facebook
Idiots of Ants Parody
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25
Love Defined By A Drop Down Menu
Love Defined By A Drop Down Menu
Facebook Relationship Status
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24
Facebook Gets Flashy
Facebook Gets Flashy
Adobe Flash Applications
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23
Political Satire
Political Satire
Sarah Palin Facebook Page
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22
Free Gifts As Ads
Free Gifts As Ads
Giving Away Facebook Apps For Marketing
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21
Seniors on Facebook
Seniors on Facebook
Comedy Sketch On Granny Poking
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20
Invite Friends, Get Free Designer Shoes
Invite Friends, Get Free Designer Shoes
Shoes! Facebook Application
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19
Virtual Gifts Become Real Products
Virtual Gifts Become Real Products
Mars Celebrate Application on Facebook
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18
Facebook for Humanitarianism
Facebook for Humanitarianism
A Million Voices Against FARC
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17
Brand Me for Shopping or Avatars
Brand Me for Shopping or Avatars
"My Face" Application on Facebook
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16
Joke Facebook Group Takes Off
Joke Facebook Group Takes Off
Panic Buying Carrots
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15
Facebook China
Facebook China
Zuckerberg Offers $85 Million For Zhangzuo (UPDATED)
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14
Peta2 on Facebook
Peta2 on Facebook
I Am Not A Nugget Group
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13
Facebook-Compatible Digital Photo Frames
Facebook-Compatible Digital Photo Frames
eStarling's WiFi Frame
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12
Facebook Photo Album Downloader
Facebook Photo Album Downloader
Firefox Add-On
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11
Impromptu Pool Parties With Google Earth
Impromptu Pool Parties With Google Earth
Facebook Dipping
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10
3D Virtual Chat
3D Virtual Chat
Vivaty Brings Your Facebook Friends to Life
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9
Facebook Translated to German
Facebook Translated to German
Gesicht Buch?
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8
Social Fashion Shopping Application
Social Fashion Shopping Application
Kitson's Total Fashionista Facebook App
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7
Kylie Minogue Facebook App
Kylie Minogue Facebook App
Kylie Robotics Celebrate Evolution
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6
Adidas Celebrates Originality
Adidas Celebrates Originality
Targets YouTube, Facebook, Collaborates with Diesel
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5
Analyze Your Beauty on Facebook
Analyze Your Beauty on Facebook
Nip/Tuck Golden Ratio Application
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4
TV Shows Launched Via Facebook
TV Shows Launched Via Facebook
Mujeres Asesinas
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3
DIY Facebook Apps
DIY Facebook Apps
CokeTags Promote Anything You Want
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2
Concept Car Contest on Facebook
Concept Car Contest on Facebook
Mazda Design Challenge
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1
Aimless Grouping
Aimless Grouping
10 Most Pointless and Popular Facebook Groups
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