Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, especially in the world of social media. As Pinterest gains more of a foothold in the social scene, it may have sparked Facebook to see what the company is doing well. As sister blog Inside Facebook reported Thursday, Facebook is apparently trying to emulate Pinterest in one regard.
A new application puts the relationship status of your Facebook friends on one screen. If you were ever curious and didn’t feel like clicking on each individual profile, RelationBook allows you to see who’s single, who’s in a relationship, and who describes their situation as “it’s complicated.”
According to Facebook’s prospectus filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission, a user doesn’t have to visit the site directly to be counted as active.
Facebook users concerned about privacy and companies or third-party websites accessing their personal information might want to consider products such as Social Monitor or Disconnect.