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Comment by Dan Gable on "MySpace: How To Devalue a Platform in Three Easy Steps"

Fri, 07 Sep 2007 21:47:34 GMT

I didn't actually read what he posted. I was talking out of my ass :)

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Comment by Joe Grossberg on "MySpace: How To Devalue a Platform in Three Easy Steps"

Fri, 07 Sep 2007 19:11:25 GMT

The social networking world can be seen as a decade-long series of companies making progressively less obvious mistakes. MySpace is hostile to third-party dev. But Friendster had no third parties at all. And freaking Classmates.com -- up and running since the mid-90's -- required a paid membership, just to view someone's profile. No doubt, Facebook will do its share of dumb things, but I feel like we're moving in the right direction.

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Comment by Ben Bryant on "MySpace: How To Devalue a Platform in Three Easy Steps"

Fri, 07 Sep 2007 01:50:36 GMT

Dan Gable, it is *distribution channels* that have limited lifespans on the Internet, if a social network can't transform itself into a platform that gets others invested, it will come and go. This is Dare's point (which you missed).

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Comment by Ben Bryant on "MySpace: How To Devalue a Platform in Three Easy Steps"

Thu, 06 Sep 2007 11:54:30 GMT

I think this was one of your better posts in a while. We'll see if Facebook gets the point.

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Comment by Dan Gable on "MySpace: How To Devalue a Platform in Three Easy Steps"

Thu, 06 Sep 2007 02:17:05 GMT

Dare, if you haven't noticed, social networks have limited lifespans. What is cool today will not be cool tomorrow. The web changes so fast that large companies like Google will have to keep buying sites to remain relevant (the guys who run MS have the common sense not to buy into it). Myspace is showing its age and Facebook will do the same when the next trend takes hold. Social network sites themselves are fads while the social network concept itself isn't. You need to think in broad terms. To remain relevent you'll need to reach out to youth, who seem to be the funnel for these sites. It works the same as gentrification. Think about this while you help build Live. Also, 50 Cent? It seems like everybody at Microsoft has bad taste.

Posted by: Dan Gable