Friday, July 20, 2007

Facebook - the next Operating System?

Facebook buys Parakey
Facebook has just acquired an Operating System. A WHAT? Why in the heck, would a social networking company buy an OS company? From INSIDE FACEBOOK

So what they also get are the 2 brains behind the creation of Firefox. Firefox's incredible flexibility and openness is what made it attractive to the Facebook folks. Facebook opened up to developers and now it has blown away the competition. Firefox did the same and grew quickly as the #1 alternative to IE.

eLearning and Social Networking
When I talk about social networking apps being something to watch in the eLearning industry, this is what I'm talking about. Remember, its about the people, NOT the technology. The PEOPLE are hanging out at Facebook, so if you want to get connected with people and become productive get into Facebook.

Why are people hanging out at Facebook? Because that's where their friends, and colleagues are hanging out. And why are they there? Because there is a ton of stuff to DO! And a ton of stuff to get you connected to the people who like to do what you DO. Doing is important and its much more fun to DO stuff with other people who like to do it too.
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