8 comments

  • Jim SilvermanJim Silverman, over 6 years ago

    i couldn't disagree more. the power of facebook is its passive aggregation. most people don't want to use 4-5 different apps and scour the internet to actively seek out content.

    2 points
    • Rian van der Merwe, over 6 years ago

      Isn't that what we said about Craigslist, though? And then StubHub and Airbnb happened...

      0 points
      • Jim SilvermanJim Silverman, over 6 years ago

        craigslist is a special case because they notoriously under-invest in themselves and have made no effort to innovate and evolve; basically pocketing all profits. there have been very few substantial changes to the site since launch, which has lead to its steady decline.

        facebook, on the other hand, has proven to be very much aware and cautious of the competition. they're also the only company in the article that's turning a profit.

        0 points
  • Lewis FludeLewis Flude, over 6 years ago

    9gag doesn't really produce original content.

    1 point
  • Axel ValdezAxel Valdez, over 6 years ago

    "Things worth knowing about start on sites like 9gag and 4chan (and others that Iā€™m not brave enough to visit), as well as RSS feeds (yep, not dead yet). From there it spreads to reddit"

    9gag? NOPE.

    1 point
  • Martin GlassMartin Glass, over 6 years ago

    Piece by piece until the behemoth buys you.

    1 point
  • Jordan Price, over 6 years ago

    Small companies may have taken apart Craigslist piece by piece, but Craigslist has never had the bankroll or desire to acquire them if they became too much of a threat. As we've seen with the Instagram acquisition, that's clearly not a problem for Facebook.

    That being said, I do find Facebook to be very noisy, and I'm more often annoyed by it than thrilled to use it. I'm glad there are OTT messaging apps getting major traction globally and giving FB Messenger a run for its money (My personal fave is Line.) I'd rather use them than log into Facebook and sift through a bunch of crap on my news feed.

    0 points
  • Benjamin GageBenjamin Gage, over 6 years ago (edited over 6 years ago )

    It's so hip to hate on Facebook.

    0 points