100,000 new users per day

That's Facebook's growth curve and unlike Twitter and Second Life - both of which I flirted with recently - I can see why with Facebook. After about 5 minutes I was hooked. Clearly that's not what is going to be their tipping point but 100,000 others per DAY are getting hooked.

Now I understand the big deal about Microsoft releasing a developer toolkit for Facebook and their announcements last week about their platform. These guys are a killer platform and I can only assume our Live guys are talking with them. There is HUGE potential here. Paul Allen explains why pretty succinctly

When Facebook has 100 million users, in the not too distant future, having the ability to develop an App in their system will almost be like being able to get a link on Google’s own home page.

Can you imagine Google ever doing that? No way. They have too much at stake. Their $147 billion market cap couldn’t take it. Google’s philosophy was to not be evil. But I think Facebook’s philosophy is a decade fresher and even more in line with where things need to go than even Google–a company that I admire more than any other

Ivan adds some wise advice to the hyperbole that is about but I still think these guys are about to redefine Network Effect though.


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Comments (2)

  1. shopautodotcaseocontest says:

    I could never get into facebook for some reason. They are getting waaaaay huge though.

  2. I’m in the hotel room in Hobart ready for the Partner Roadshow event tomorrow, catching up on email (see

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