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Facebook taking over the web

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by EStreetJoe, Apr 21, 2010.

  1. EStreetJoe

    EStreetJoe Well-Known Member

    http://www.cnn.com/2010/TECH/04/21/facebook.changes.f8/index.html?hpt=T2

    Any word if these "like" buttons will be appearing on porn sites? ;D
     
  2. apeman33

    apeman33 Well-Known Member

    "Like" is being used in place of "is a fan of," which I've seen some people grousing about on FB already.
     
  3. forever_town

    forever_town Active Member

    It would be absolutely hilarious if Facebook ever crashed.
     
  4. HanSenSE

    HanSenSE Well-Known Member

    Weren't the same stories being written about AOL 10-15 years ago? Now we see them about Facebook and Twitter and AOL seems like such a small-timer.
     
  5. wicked

    wicked Well-Known Member

    AOL wasn't free. Facebook is.
     
  6. Armchair_QB

    Armchair_QB Well-Known Member

    For now.
     
  7. HanSenSE

    HanSenSE Well-Known Member

    I bet I can find a million people who want Facebook to stay free.
     
  8. mustangj17

    mustangj17 Active Member

    Zuckerberg has said numerous times he has no intentions of charging users a fee. He can make money off of advertising. Still, he hasn't really found a way to make money. GQ had a great article about this a few years ago.

    Anyway, this new facebook connect feature is something I tried to get my Gannett rag to do about a year ago. I was told my the social networking coordinator at Gannett that they were aware of it, but were unsure of what action they were going to take. Welp, here we are a year later and nothing. What a joke.
     
  9. lantaur

    lantaur Active Member

    A few years ago? That's like decades in the Internet world. From the Unofficial Facebook Resource:

    http://www.allfacebook.com/2010/01/facebook-makes-money/

    They also get 30% off credits people buy from apps and games:

    http://www.readwriteweb.com/archives/facebook_discloses_how_much_money_it_makes_from_fa.php
     
  10. Captain_Kirk

    Captain_Kirk Well-Known Member

    Anyone remember MySpace?
     
  11. bwright

    bwright Member

    Unfortunately.
     
  12. apeman33

    apeman33 Well-Known Member

    Closed my MySpace about 2 months ago. I hadn't been there since November and all of my MySpace friends are on FB anyway.
     
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