Facebook Announces Birthday Alert Service – Renders Similar Third-Party Services Obsolete

Facebook added another useful feature for users, the ability to receive a weekly email alerting to upcoming birthdays of friends and loved ones. This is good news for those of us who habitually forget birthdays. This is bad news for the score of Facebook apps that do the same thing. Birthday Alert alone has over 180,000 active monthly users. With one brush of the digital pen, Facebook has rendered them obsolete.

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