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Tuesday, July 17, 2007



Viral marketing is the wave of the future. I think that is where online marketing is going to go.

Devin Reams

Interesting post, as I pointed out in IF what sucks for the app makers is the simple point that I can block each and every news feed post.

Damon Billian

I think Facebook is kind of like a black hole. Why? Because a lot of the internet is going to get sucked into it.While I enjoy the apps I have installed, such as Slide and ILike, the real beauty is that I don't *have* to go to these sites to utilize some of the social aspects of their main site. I think apps certainly diminish the pageview metric considerably (something that has been talked about a lot recently).

It will be interesting to see how the Web 1.0 companies latch on to the Facebook platform...

Peter C

Oh, one more thing. There's this idea I've been playing with, in my head, that I'm hoping Facebook would do. They've been talking a lot about the large number of searches done on their website. So far, the only real purpose I can see for it is user, group and application search.

I would like they to create the first, real social-networking search engine. I'm not even sure what it means yet ;P but I bet it would be awesome. If they ever managed to take advantage of all that structured data, maybe I could eventually find a decent barber near me or a good mediterranean place in Mountain View.

Peter C

Lovely pumping Dave. ;)

In all seriousness, I think the Facebook platform is hot stuff. It's a ways from being the hottest thing in the past 5 or 10 years, imho. The more I think about Facebook apps, the more functionality I wish they would expose.

The deeper they get, the more power that is exposed. I look forward to seeing what they do with the platform within the next 6 months. Definitely exciting times.

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