[FoRK] Nice Lookin' At Ya, FoRK

Ian Andrew Bell <hello at ianbell.com> on Tue Sep 11 13:07:23 PDT 2007


Seriously, though, LinkedIN builds barriers between people  
interacting and tries to monetize them.  50% of their development  
effort (and thus expense) probably goes toward maintaining those  
barriers and running the billing system.  FaceBook just lets you talk  
to whomever and sells ads.  Much simpler, and their engineering is  
focused on enhancing the platform, not building billing systems.

LinkedIN's business model is (now) its disadvantage.  Doh.


On 11-Sep-07, at 12:50 PM, B.K. DeLong wrote:

> Actually, more and more each day I have LinkedIn contacts setting up
> accounts over on Facebook and frankly it's a far better environment
> for near real-time interactions. Like Twitter with a bit more context
> through aggregation from several other services.
> No one else seems to be getting it right. And my Mom is on
> Facebook....dunno what that means. ;)
> On 9/11/07, Adam L Beberg <beberg at mithral.com> wrote:
>> Facebook? Seriously?
>> Did someone find the fountain of youth so you could hang with the
>> kiddies and troll for coeds again? If so, I want in but only  
>> because my
>> knees @#$% hurt making me a grumpy old man.
>> Good grief, you should all be ashamed. Your _KIDS_ are on Facebook  
>> for
>> crying out loud.
>> P.S. None of you should be hanging with the pedophiles on MySpace  
>> either.
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