June 06, 2007
Social platform

Facebook's push to be The Social Software Operating System seems credible. The model sounds right, the interface (contractual as well as software) between application builders and Facebook sounds right - and lastly, the technology seems to be as good as possible. Thinking of that combination of factors makes me think of Google. Technical excellence, a clear and open vision and an unwillingness to treat users with anything but respect could win the day.
It's shocking for old farts like myself to see how young Mark Zuckerberg is - but the keynote launching the new API (for some reason it only ran in IE for me) sells the tech, the vision and the attitude towards the users pretty well.

(is Facebook completely shooting down Ning with this by the way?)

Posted by Claus at June 06, 2007 10:18 PM | TrackBack (0)
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Ning never was. They're simply too small to even hit in a shootout.
Facebook is shooting down Friendster, Orkut, LinkedIn and MySpace, in that same order.

Posted by: Nikolaj Nyholm on June 7, 2007 10:59 AM

Agree on uptake obviously - but I was just thinking that now even the premise of Ning is broken.

Posted by: Claus on June 7, 2007 11:08 AM
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