14 December 2008

+ The Old Book

MySpace essentially had only a lifespan of two or three years for most people. Facebook is now starting to reach a similar age. Does this mean we'll soon see a new social network take over, or will Facebook do what MySpace couldn't?

My opinion is the latter, at least for another few years. Facebook has hit a point where the vast majority of my networks are on it and using it. Not only to communicate, but to run events, upload photos and so some extent it's even replaced emailing and instant messaging.

My investment in Facebook has been too great. With nearly 600 photos and a connection to most of my contacts, I'm not going anywhere soon. But how long will Facebook last? Could it do a Google?

5 comments:

  1. Here in germany a site studivz is the big burner, it's the same like facebook and you can say yes they take everything from facebook, the only thing is they was first here and so many people are joined studivz. My best friend is a student and he use this plattform for everything not only with his friends form uni, he found new friends with the same Interest like motor bikes. I think that facebook (studivz) survive this period.

    Never used MySpace so that I can't write something about it...

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  2. The power of Facebook is that its use will change along with us, im slowly heading in the 'real' world and as you said Ill use it to run events and to keep in touch with friends from overseas. The days of whos got more friends and whos got the best party pics are going to be over for me... but not for everyone.
    Untag filtering is due soon for my photos

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  3. Fb doesn't to me look like another goog ... It has no revenue model and is burning serious cash. Myspace is profitable and is winning the battle in the arena that matters, the us. Fb is a great service for ppl, problem is around sustainability. Goog and fb couldn't be more different. Goog is about organising info and making it useful, fb is connecting ppl ... One has a clear rev model, one doesn't

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  4. @ talkingdigital

    But along those lines of thinking, YouTube will soon be dead!?

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  5. no. If YouTube was a standalone business it probably would be dead as it spends more than it earns as a silo ... But within goog it serves a larger purpose, ie it helps google realize it's purpose - collate info and make it useful

    Be careful not to confuse a lot of users with a good business

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