I deleted my Facebook account about a month ago now, having gotten frustrated with how much crud was all over the site. Advertising, information that was useless to me, and the myriad of silly applications that every has added to their profiles drove me away after realizing that doing anything reasonably approximating something productive was too time consuming on the site.
Now, Six Apart has added a new application called Blog It, that will allow you to blog to your Typepad, LiveJournal, Vox, WordPress.org or .com, Moveable Type or Tumblr blog from within Facebook.
Named Blog It, the application looks fairly simple from what I have seen of it so far, but my main question is, do people feel so attached to Facebook that they want to do everything from inside the site? The only reason I could see to use this is if you couldn’t access the software’s actual administration panel for whatever reason.
I like that it allows for cross posting on multiple blogs, but that seems to be something mostly spammers would use. I like how you can update your Pownce and Twitter status from one location, but there are other ways to do that, without being inside Facebook.
I am probably not the target market for this Facebook application, especially since I am no longer a Facebook member, but I doubt that this is something the blogging community really needs.
Check out the video from Six Apart for more details: