TopNetPix

Monday, December 10th, 2007 @ 11:18 am | 2 Stars, Facebook, Just For Fun, Utility

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Rating: ★★☆☆☆

TopNetPix provides a way of efficiently displaying all your favorite links on your profile as a cluster of Favicons. When you click on any one of the icons, it takes you to the site. Another feature is that you can link all social networking profiles to your Facebook profile (e.g. Friendster, LinkedIn, MySpace, Hi5).

The interface is real easy to use. They also provide a lot of preconfigured links like (Google News, CNN, The Onion, etc.).

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If this is all it did, I would be happy with the application. The problem is they automatically add 3 of their own links as my favorites. But they aren’t my favorites. What’s worse, they don’t even let me remove them. I really, really don’t like any application misrepresenting my endorsements.

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See those first 3 links? I didn’t chose those. More over, I don’t endorse them. Also, I’d love if they got rid of their top banner, which just takes up unnecessary space. If a person likes the app, they can click on the link below the icons.

It looks like this app was just designed to drive traffic to their other properties and not to enhance the Facebook user experience. For this reason, I promptly uninstalled the application.

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3 Responses to “TopNetPix”

  1. Joel Thoms Says:

    no wonder it only has 15 daily active users. i guess i won’t be #16.

  2. Dawn Says:

    Hello, thank you for reviewing the TopNetPix application. We actually created this application to enhance the Facebook user experience and were a quick to see, from your comments, that we got a bit off mark. We understand now, that the ability to remove the default TopnetPix icons is a key to the application’s success.

    We want this to be a useful program so we have taken your critique to heart and made a few changes. The default icons are now removable and we also decreased the size of the application header a bit.

    We hope that this will make for a better user experience as that is ultimately our goal. We welcome additional suggestions and are always open to ideas on how to make the user experience more enjoyable. Please reconsider our app! Thanks.

    Dawn Hawkins
    ETR Group, VP

  3. David Says:

    Added app but got the following error at the end:

    Warning: require_once(MDB2.php) [function.require-once]: failed to open stream: No such file or directory in /var/www/vhosts/topnetpix.com/httpdocs/facebook/init.php on line 114

    Fatal error: require_once() [function.require]: Failed opening required ‘MDB2.php’ (include_path=’.:/var/www/vhosts/topnetpix.com/usr/local/lib/php/PEAR’) in /var/www/vhosts/topnetpix.com/httpdocs/facebook/init.php on line 114

    Not sure how it’ll work cause I get the same message when I try to launch it.

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