The ideas behind Social Networking 2.0 are not new, but the Idea Adoption Curve takes time. Plus, how Facebook missed its platform chance a decade ago.
Facebook and Twitter represent the v1 of Social Networking; it’s a bad copy of the analog world, whereas v2 is something unique to digital, and a lot more promising.
Facebook clearly tried to eliminate competition by acquiring Instagram and WhatsApp, but it’s not clear they were successful, which is the question that matters in a case that is ultimately about politics and power.
Dave Chappelle has a new special about his old show that includes fundamental lessons about how the Internet has changed the content business.
Understanding what is happening with Microsoft’s bid for TikTok, why the enterprise company would do the deal, and the implications for TikTok, Facebook, and others.
Twitter gets hacked, which points to both Twitter failures and tech industry blindspots. Then, why Facebook may not want a TikTok ban.
How TikTok exposed Facebook’s blindspot, thanks to its Chinese roots, and why those Chinese roots make TikTok a genuine concern.
Facebook responds to China in Hong Kong, while Stripe avoids the complication. Then, Instagram Reels shows why Instagram Stories succeeded.
Facebook Shops are good for Shopify merchants, but bad for Shopify; the answer is to push more into the real world.
As regulators look closer at acquisitions they should be extremely wary of unintended consequences. The current system works well for everyone, most of the time.