Thursday, January 31, 2008

This is Big...

Facebook's announcement about a new JavaScript client library that will allow Facebook apps to be displayed on any website is big, really big.

What's bothering me are all the negative comments. What am I missing?

I think some of this has to do with Social Networking backlash that is certainly overdue at this point. Did you know that yesterday was "International Delete Your Myspace Account Day?" I'm sure someone is already cooking up a Facebook version. Hey, maybe they'll make it into a facebook app!

In any case, Larry's comment tipped me off to the backlash:

"When will this long national social nightmare end?"

Or even better, Mobilekick's Larry cheer:

"Smart, clever, whatever… facebook isn’t that tight, and I agree w/ larry iunno what all you lametards are on. When I am at a bar the college kids here say myspace, only *** are like “wee facebook.”"

Not all the comments were so sophisticated. Fabian said:

"I am not sure if anybody see it coming but it is brilliant. Facebook is becoming not just a platform but an online operating system. Now somebody needs to develop one of these apps that is actually worthwhile and not a toy. And Facebook needs to start making $$$$$$$$$$$ not just $$$"

Online operating system? I think Google is on that one too, aren't they? Either way, I believe this Facebook announcement is big.


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