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  • a1by 6:43 am on February 17, 2010 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: Facebook, MySpace, Privacy, Skype   

    Facebook Is the Web’s Ultimate Timesink [STATS] 

    Each American Facebook user spent an average of 421 minutes on Facebook per month

    via Facebook Is the Web’s Ultimate Timesink [STATS].

    Exactly why everyone is so ready to kick Facebook to the curb, because they really fear what will happen if nothing can check its growth.  Think more about how many ways Facebook could have completely fallen down

    1. Change UI – everybody howls let’s go back
    2. Allow advertisers to use your profile pic in advertisements to your friends – oops let’s back out of that one
    3. Change privacy settings – Zuckerberg pens letter to the masses saying Facebook cherishes privacy (while really just trying to push the envelope of acceptable sharing)
    4. Change UI – everybody is just tired of complaining

    In all that time MySpace, Orkut (who?), and Twitter have yet to make any significant decrease in the growth of Facebook.  Games like Farmville help to feed the addiction to Facebook.  Allowing more and more interoperability like Vivox for voice chat (potential competitor to Skype?) and opening IM to other 3rd party clients like AIM.

    Facebook looks poised to keep their growth going.

  • a1by 6:39 am on September 11, 2009 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: Facebook   

    Facebook Lite the Savior of Facebook? 

    To me Facebook was in danger of becoming like MySpace in allowing app spam, pointless crap in the newsfeed tons of worthless highlights on the right from the clean interface which always kept my interest instead of the STD inducing MySpace.  Overall impressions are that it is great that Facebook gives users the option.

    Facebook Lite

  • a1by 5:42 am on August 26, 2009 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: Digg, Facebook, Slashdot, Social Networking, Twitter   

    RSS: A good idea at the time but there are better ways now | Between the Lines | ZDNet.com 

    RSS: A good idea at the time but there are better ways now | Between the Lines | ZDNet.com.

    I completely understand that Twitter and Facebook and the power of social networking is that you essentially crowd source the credibility and usefulness of information.  Look at another great tool Digg, it allows users to find information and digg up or digg down the content.  The problem I find with social networking is that our culture honestly hasn’t caught up with the power of social networking.

    For example, people have lost all sense of netiquette if they ever had any at all.  Look up random digg or slashdot posts and read how users will treat each other and show little to no respect towards each other.  Maybe that will change as online identity ceases to be so anonymous, but the reality is that it happens today, and I don’t think you can just attribute it to script kiddies and over-stimulated gamers.

    Finally, people will always have better things to do with their lives than keep up with the latest twitter trend or facebook update.  It’s called living their lives, so if that means they just turn on the tv and have the news presented to them (with all the editorial that comes along with that) I think people will be just fine with that.

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