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For connecting more than half a billion people and mapping the social relations among them; for creating a new system of exchanging information; and for changing how we all live our lives, Mark Elliot Zuckerberg is TIME's 2010 Person of the Year. [time.com...]
There was a time in my life many moons ago where I subscribed to everything from news mags to comic books. I can't remember when I stopped caring about who's ass the Hulk was beating or who Time named Person of the Year.Which was soon abridged with:
[edited by: lawman at 8:21 pm (utc) on Dec 15, 2010]That's right. The mod edited himself for UTC. Only on WW...
Geocities could have done it - they didn't. TriPod - angelfire - Lycos - Excite - etal.
But I think Geocities GUI sucked big time. FB's is much better.
the fact that Facebook users exchange over 1 billion messages per day is ... excuse me ... pretty significant.
the fact that there are over 500 million user on the Facebook is also very impressive.
Whether you like or hate him, Mark created a tool that offers us a different way to communicate using the web.
People are connecting with old friends, classmates, even estranged family members because of how Facebook works. There is no other tool, not one, that has achieved this level of re-connection among people.
Facebook is an advertiser's dream in the making.
Facebook has had and will have a huge impact on our online experience
It has to do with their influence on our world.
[edited by: lawman at 11:45 am (utc) on Dec 16, 2010]
facebook is and will be an advertiser's nightmare. social media is one of the most inappropriate advertising channels out there. you better reach out to people who are in active buying mode, not hold billboards between people who are occupied with conversation. facebook is utterly underperforming for most of the marketers with ridiculously low conversion rates.
I reconnected with an old friend from college. That's just the tip of the iceberg. Ummm, ya, Facebook book is an outstanding social tool.