List all Facebook friends who use iPhones

Facebook’s iPhone app seems to integrate with the Facebook Platform using the same rules that other applications must follow. After you sign in to the iPhone app for the first time, a corresponding Facebook app, Facebook for iPhone, is automatically granted access to your profile.

There is nothing unusual about this; Facebook is merely playing by their own rules. But there is an interesting side effect.

Facebook is a social platform, so all application pages allow you to list other friends using that app. Facebook for iPhone, the Facebook counterpart for the iPhone app, is no different.

These are all your Facebook friends who use (or once used)…

It is worth noting that the Facebook for iPhone app remains in your profile until you explicitly remove it, so results may be misleading.  (After all, how would Facebook know that your iPhone fell into the toilet, when you may simply not have run their app for a long time?)

If any of this bothers you, breathe deeply… then get off the internet.

And my lawn.

2 Comments

  1. Satchell Drakes said…

    Written on Fri, May 7, 2010 at 12:51am · Link

    Facebook knows too much. If Gizmodo is a part of your daily web rotation, you probably stumbled upon this: http://bit.ly/bCl6Jq

    Part of me wants to leave, but for people like me who make bank through the web, I can’t say nay to this privacy-breaking, networking monster. dragon.

  2. Dave said…

    Written on Fri, May 7, 2010 at 12:55am · Link

    Once it becomes a useful tool in your day job, you have no easy choice. I’ve resigned myself to weighing every digital post carefully.

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