He then rants on about UNIX for some reason... He certainly sounds annoyed ;) [platformonomics.com...]
Charles Fitzgerald (Microsoft Platform Manager) has written a blog here with his take on things, his points out that their strategy is to basically shut Facebook off from the search engines and use the internal data to be able to provide targeted ads (ie. so Google cannot).
He then rants on about UNIX for some reason... He certainly sounds annoyed ;)
Riight and targeting ads offers significant customer benefit? What has UNIX got to do with this?
Open standards are what makes the web, is he saying we should never have invented a common HTML/HTTP standard? In his world the internet would be MSN and would be based on proprietary protocols offering significant (MS) customer benefit.
Losing it by the end of his post I think, maybe his brain is racing trying to make a rational decision...
Interesting... Did he mean Facebook? Or is he actually saying that MySpace will win because they extend OpenSocial?
Personally I find the whole concept of winning in this context to be very weird, how is a win defined? Complete destruction of competitors? Thats a very Microsoft approach to competition. The rest is just fashion and marketing. If a site with 100,000 visitors makes more profit than a site with 100,000,000 visitors, who 'won'? Oh yeah - a sites value is based on page views or number of entries in a database...