Last November, Facebook revealed that more people share travel and vacations on the social network than anything else. Our money would have been on pictures of kids or food, and that’s pretty interesting in itself — it suggests that travel talk and pictures of famous landmarks don’t actually bother us that much. If they did, they’d be up there with baby photos and restaurant dinners and everything else we hate about our Facebook feed (like BitStrips and fake video links).
If you’ve only just recovered from the Bitstrips epidemic, you might want to sit down, and not at your computer: The next big (albeit slightly less annoying) Facebook craze is coming. It’s called Flipagram, and it’s the latest chart-topper in the App Store.
If you have revenue coming in from your application, congratulations! You’ve found something that works. So many folks are unable to turn an app user into a paying customer, but you did it. This is a great place to be, and I’m going to tell something: Your app has even more potential.
One of the hottest Facebook applications may have just made photos boring. Comic creation community Bitstrips, which recently launched its Facebook app, is growing rapidly. Bitstrips allows users to create fun, engaging comics starring themselves and their friends. On Dec. 8, Bitstrips had just 10,000 monthly active users — now more than 110,000 people and counting are animating themselves.