Facebook has launched a new Birthday Cam feature in an attempt to get people to leave their friends more personalized birthday messages. TechCrunch reports that when you open the Facebook app on your iPhone, a banner on the birthday boy or girl’s profile will now appear and suggest that you capture a video message up to 15 seconds long. You can then add special birthday frames and share it on the friend’s wall. Apparently, Facebook has forgotten that most of us don’t actually know our Facebook friends well enough to go above and beyond a generic birthday message for them. Read more here.
I’m still waiting for them to do away with the “poke.” Most annoying thing on Facebook…and there are a lot of annoying things.