is of course one of the most popular social networking sites on the web, with millions of people connecting on there every day. Since the release of the Facebook API (Application Program Interface), the site has gained tons of functionality as well, as developers around the world were given the ability to write little applications that run within the site. Most have been somewhat silly, like the game Scrabulous
that lets friends play against each other. But, a new application poses to be quite useful: enabling you to check your local traffic cams
without leaving Facebook.
The Facebook app, provided by traffic cam aggregator TrafficLand
, installs into your profile and gives you images of what the roads are looking like near you. Despite being captured from video sources the pictures presented to your profile are somewhat unfortunately still images, refreshed every few seconds or minutes. So, it's not exactly real-time, but it should be enough to help you guide your way home tonight. [Source: BetaNews