Social Networks And Facebook's Dominance
|The other day a plumber came over to fix a leaking valve. He asked me what I did. 'I'm a web developer', I said. 'I'm creating a new type of social network', I said. The plumber said, 'I didn't think there was any more room in the market for those'. Facebook now has so many subscribers, it's hard to see what the future holds for the rest of us. Facebook must be given some credit for it's success, but often success just breeds success. Once something gains momentum, people don't want to be left out. This is probably the main reason why Microsoft became a giant. It's only natural for people to want to use what everyone else is using. The thinking behind billion7 is that people would use a variety of different websites, and billion7 would be the central hub, where you let everyone know where you store your photos, or home page on the web.|
It's hard to imagine facebook's dominance being replaced with something else now. It's not inconceivable though. Empires do fall, and fashions do change. Economist will tell you that when something becomes so fashionable that everyone is using it, then it will become unfashionable.
One of the most important drivers behind billion7 is that it's kept up-to-date. When you stop using one website and start using another don't forget to update your profile. Billion7 relies completely on you to keep your profile page up-to-date. And that includes your photo.
I hope that one day somebody will leave a comment on the blog.
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