Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Horoscope Review: Facebook's Top Three Horoscopes

If you got your Facebook daily-horoscope app through a friend you may not know there are three major Facebook daily-horoscope apps, all very different. Make an informed choice about the app that works best for you:

  • Astrologers at provide the text here. They also supply the Twitter Tweetscopes with their highly simplified but hugely popular daily "percentages" representing the quantity of astrological "good luck" on tap for the day. The Facebook-impaired will find that their website makes the 'scopes and percentages much more accessible. These daily 'scopes often seem low on useful information and plumped with "filler" phrases such as "on the other hand," but this Facebook app has 421,000 monthly active users who'd argue in its favor. Its favicon is a pink square with a white sunburst.
  •, although not developed by Facebook, presents a daily horoscope unique to Facebook and has 2,111,490 monthly active users. The text correctly describes the day's planetary aspects and gives a sophisticated interpretation that for me is never accurate. By contrast, its "Love" forecast is superior. Annoying requests for "ZenBucks" appear if users want to see the next day's 'scope or change their zodiac icons.The other apps on this list offer tomorrow's forecast for free! No favicon will appear when this app is listed on your profile, but the app itself shares a blue icon with's Facebook page. Facebook's app, however, will give you a totally different daily horoscope.
  • Calling itself a "game" rather than an application, has dreadfully cute kiddie graphics that are misleading. The day's "Love" forecast is represented by one to five hearts plus a one-line message, the "Work" forecast by one to five briefcase icons and a message, and so on. But the text goes right to the point; for example, "Refrain from eating a heavy meal after 5 p.m." That's not kiddie language and this is is not a kiddie horoscope. For me it's the most accurate Facebook 'scope of the three. This app also sorts your Facebook friends by Sun sign, which can be interesting. It has 1,190,000 monthly active users and its favicon is a fat five-pointed yellow star.

Enjoy your chosen Facebook horoscope. May it entertain and enlighten you.

Sylvia Sky, experienced astrologer, reviews online horoscopes for quality and accuracy. Read more reviews at Copyright © 2010 by Sylvia Sky. Email Information is current as of 17 November 2010.

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