Social for the iPad
What parents need to know
Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that Social for the iPad exists as a supposedly simpler way to access your Facebook account on your iPad. So parents' concerns about Facebook itself apply here as well. Make sure privacy settings are kept at a level that prevents strangers from viewing your children's posts and pictures. Also, be aware that while there is no official Facebook app for the iPad (one exists only for iPhone and iPod Touch), there are other third-party iPad apps that also allow you Facebook access. And the Facebook website can be accessed for free through the built-in Safari web browser on the iPad.
Is it any good?
SOCIAL FOR THE iPAD gives you a larger, cleaner, ad-free view of your Facebook page than you'll get when simply visiting the site via the web on your iPad. It works reasonably well for making posts and loading photos, but is also plagued with bugs and glitches. You may find yourself having to log in several times, and you may experience moments where your friend list cuts off or some other aspect of the page gets stuck. If you're patient enough to work through those annoying moments, you'll get to experience a decent mirror of the Facebook site. But with the actual Facebook site working pretty well through the iPad's web browser, you may want to think twice before purchasing Social.