Ever wondered how many words do you use on Facebook? Or, better yet, what are the most used words of Facebook? There is now a way to answer both questions but, like the Ferry man toll, all good things have a price. Facebook application wrecks personal space, making users wondering if it’s worth it.
The newest addition to Facebook’s application pallet is “My Most Used Words on FB”. Basically, the application is designed to find and show the most common words you use when surfing through Facebook. The application might seem like fun at first, but it also kinda has a rough downside.
In order to make the application work, you would have to grant the application access to, basically, all your personal data. After added, the app prompts you into giving full-fledged access to data like name, birth date, address, phone number, city, location and even to your list of friends.
Moreover, all facebookers have grown more concern when they discovered that the applications needs additional access to personal stuff like photos, posted movies and even conversations. Yes, the application is quite invasive by nature, and no one stopped to think if sharing your personal data is worth the trouble for a few words that, by the way, you can figure out on your own.
Vonvon is the Korean company that developed and published this Facebook application. According to their own statements, the apps is designed to extract personal information in order to facilitate access to other online content. Also, Vonvon tried to reassure concerned facebookers that their personal data is safe and will not be sold to any third-parties.
But the levels of doubt and suspicions are still rising among Facebook users. Why would a simple Facebook application needs so many data disclosed? This is the issue that everyone is pondering about. All of us, who have been using Facebook for quite some time, are quite suspicious when it comes to granting permissions to shady applications. There are a couple of people out there that will not grant access to a Facebook app is it requires more than 3 sections.
Although Vonvon has made everything it can in order to put our minds at ease, more and more websites are posting articles in which they are detailing on how to play around with the privacy settings.
Whether this application is worthy or not of accessing our Facebook profile we cannot specify. All we can say is that we should be extra careful and double read access demands.