Monday, December 8, 2008

No, Facebook is dead...

Here's a POV of the actual users on Facebook. Interesting that they generate no money on the millions of users. Obviously they need to establish a "presence" not just and impression via banner ad's... The plot thickens.

Can this be true? Or is this just about the techno-freaks leaving the fold? We have seen this happen before (Compuserve,AOL,Napster,etc). It seems the migration is on in ernest ...

Can the Facebook Management actually say this (30 million NEW users and 120 million active users)or have they just gone mad? How many dummy accounts, accounts never used, etc. actually exist? As well, what is defined as active? Once a day posting or logging in or once a week? Seeing that they have logs for all accounts, then Facebook knows "exactly" how many accounts they have as well as what level of "active" they actually are. What are they? Should we go on?

What seems to be true is that it is the largest Social Network Platform in the world. All in the last 3 months.

Lot's of hype going on ... Marketing?
Capitalizing on the traffic should be possible if not easy. Transaction based model.


Forrest Ackerman - RIP 1916 - 2008

I know this is a Technology blog but some might say or think that Science Fiction and Technology go hand and hand - by design. So we think about the news of the death of Forrest Ackerman in context and pause. A great creative thinker has left the earth.