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What makes Facebook so successful

Page history last edited by Alex Backer, Ph.D. 13 years, 11 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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