August 22, 2007 02:51 PM PDT by Kristen Nicole
iFamily Facebook App Funded
The Family Tree Facebook application is a way to build your family tree, display your heritage and meet others that are using the facebook app as well. Adding a new member to your tree will open a new browser window where you can enter in the information for a relative, or choose a relative from your Facebook friends list. For displaying your heritage, you can select up to three tags to show, and this all centers around different countries your family hails from. There's also an option to show your favorite family members on your profile page, which could be a sensitive issue if Facebook were more of a familiy-oriented site!
you can browse the Family Tree application to view other members that
are also using the app, you cannot see their Family Tree. As a matter
of fact, there is no information that can be shared on your Facebook
profile outside of the heritage and favorite family members options.
While this is great for security issues, it emphasizes the disconnect
between social and private applications for Facebook, where private
apps cannot be directly accessed from your own profile page.