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What makes Facebook so successful

Page history last edited by Alex Backer, Ph.D. 12 years, 7 months ago

What did Facebook get so right?

 

Companies can become as successful as Google or Youtube just by getting one important thing right. But Facebook has got least 6 important and revolutionary things right, an impressive feat:

 

1. Their news feed, or social passive information flow: The ability to find out what the people you care about are doing without them needing to think of you or you think of them.

2. Permission-based sharing: The ability to share media only with those you want in a permission-based environment.

3. Notification-based WWW: The ability to be notified every time a new piece involving you or anybody you care about appears.

4. A social platform for apps: A way for developers to easily expand their user bases along the social network of their users.

5. A spam-free email platform.

6. The world's first email directory --a way to find anyone and send them a message immediately.

 

This makes me think that if I had to put my money on one innovator today, it would be Mark Zuckerberg. Sparkling six revolutions is no small feat for anyone, much less for someone his age. I am certain more are to come.

 

Maybe one day I'll expand on these, but this will have to do for now. Breakfast and soccer are calling.

 

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