Linked by David Adams on Fri 3rd Sep 2010 14:32 UTC
Apple Ping would have been a great thing for Apple to have done about 3-4 years ago, but at this point, the Social Networking thing has pretty much played itself out, picked its winners, and we've all moved on. Apple went to all the trouble to make a deal with a golf company, and all we got was a third rate social network? First of all, in what is probably just a temporary setback, Ping is choked with spam, but more importantly, it's just a sucky social network.
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Dense man
by richsax on Sat 4th Sep 2010 08:07 UTC
richsax
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2010-08-16

"the Social Networking thing has pretty much played itself out, picked its winners, and we've all moved on"

David Adams must either be really young or really dumb, judging from statements like that.

When Google came along, search had pretty much played itself out, picked its winners, and we had all moved on. Or so we thought (who cares about Excite these days).

Social networking has just begun, and you must be pretty dense to think that new directions and creative combinations or new business ideas won't be able to complete change the landscape.

All it takes is a really good idea that people like, a bit of luck and superb timing.

For the times, they are a-changing.

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RE: Dense man
by Kroc on Sat 4th Sep 2010 11:30 in reply to "Dense man"
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2005-11-10

Social networking has just begun, and you must be pretty dense to think that new directions and creative combinations or new business ideas won't be able to complete change the landscape.


Because as we know, these social networks are producing just so much useful, worthwhile content. The only people who care about what goes on on social networks are social network users and advertisers.

AOL bought Bebo for 800 million and then sold it for 10.

What Facebook is trying to do is to stop itself becoming irrelevant in the face of The Next Big Thing by locking in everything you do outside of Facebook too via Facebook Connect.

At some point we're going to realise that these overvalued systems don't actually *do* anything but massage egos.

I await the day when Facebook is as old hat as MySpace and just the mention of owning a Facebook profile produces a scoff of hipster disgust.

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RE[2]: Dense man
by Neolander on Sat 4th Sep 2010 19:00 in reply to "RE: Dense man"
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2010-03-08

At some point we're going to realise that these overvalued systems don't actually *do* anything but massage egos.

Yeah. And stop firing teachers and nurses in order to give more money to traders, too...

The thing is, I think that once we get rid of the "social networking" nonsense, another kind of nonsense will get some momentum elsewhere in the world. Don't know what it's gonna be... Maybe cloud computing ?

Edited 2010-09-04 19:01 UTC

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